According to Professor Pietro Masina , University of Naples “L’Orientale” and Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of East Asian Studies, the establishment of diplomatic relations between Italy and Vietnam provides a destination, not just a starting point, for the relationship. Since the two countries upgraded the relationship to a strategic partnership in 2013, cooperation has grown in all aspects. In particular, exchanges between friendship associations and sub-associations of the two countries are bricks providing a solid foundation. Two-way trade turnover reached only 1.4 billion USD in 2013 and then 6.2 billion USD in 2022. Vietnam is currently Italy’s largest trading partner in ASEAN, while Italy is Vietnam’s fourth-largest EU partner. In addition to outstanding economic and political achievements, cooperation in the fields of culture, education, science and technology, tourism, and people-to-people exchanges continue to develop, contributing to boosting … [Read more...] about Solid foundation for Vietnam-Italy relations
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Vietnam, U.K. look to boost immigration cooperation
During their working session in London on March 23, the two sides spoke highly of the bilateral cooperation in immigration and crime prevention, agreeing that this is one of the important pillars in the strategic partnership between the two countries. Both sides said they consider promoting legal immigration channels as an effective and long-term way to achieve this goal. They also reviewed the implementation of the outcomes of the first Migration Dialogue between Vietnam and the U.K. in August 2022, and discussed the preparation for the second event of this kind slated for this year in London. Ambassador Long thanked officials of the U.K. Home Office for their attention to promoting the friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two nations. He suggested the U.K. side continue to create favorable conditions for the Vietnamese community in the U.K. to live, work and study in the country in a stable manner, thus significantly contributing to the bilateral relations. … [Read more...] about Vietnam, U.K. look to boost immigration cooperation
Fiftieth anniversary of Vietnam-Italy diplomatic ties marked
Speaking at the event, Italian Ambassador to Vietnam Antonio Alessandro said numerous activities will be held this year to honor mutual understanding and cooperation between the two peoples. The logo marking the occasion, designed by a student from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities, will be present in activities with the name “Italy - Vietnam 2023” in Italian language and “Vietnam - Italy Year 2023” in Vietnamese language, he said. Deputy Foreign Minister Le Thi Thu Hang said Vietnam and Italy have become reliable cooperation partners in many fields ranging from politics, diplomacy, investment, business to culture, tourism, education, and training in both bilateral and multilateral aspects. The upgrade of bilateral ties to strategic partnership in 2013 was a historic milestone in their relationship, she said, adding that Italy is one of the top European Union partners of Vietnam while Vietnam is the biggest ASEAN trade partner of Italy. She … [Read more...] about Fiftieth anniversary of Vietnam-Italy diplomatic ties marked
Vietnam wants to further promote mutually-beneficial comprehensive partnership with U.S.: PM
The delegation comprised leaders of over 50 leading U.S. and world businesses like Netflix, Boeing, Apple, Coca-Cola, Pfizer, Abbott, Visa, Citibank, Meta, Ford, Fedex Express, among others. PM Pham Minh Chinh affirmed that Vietnam always considers the U.S. one of the top important partners, adding that the Vietnamese government always stays ready to listen to the U.S. firms to deal with difficulties in the spirit of harmonizing benefits and sharing risks. He said Vietnam is carrying out three strategic breakthroughs, including building and fine-tuning institutions, reforming administrative procedures and training human resources, developing modern and synchronous infrastructure, and prioritizing the development of emerging economic sectors such as green economy, circular economy and digital economy. Vietnam already inked 15 free trade agreements with over 60 countries and territories, thus creating favorable conditions for enterprises. Expressing his belief in Vietnam’s growth … [Read more...] about Vietnam wants to further promote mutually-beneficial comprehensive partnership with U.S.: PM
Deputy spokeswoman: Vietnam ready to cooperate with U.S.
Commenting on Vietnam - U.S. ties at the ministry’s regular press conference in Hanoi on March 23, Hang said since its establishment a decade ago, the Vietnam - U.S. comprehensive partnership has developed extensively, effectively and substantially in bilateral, regional and international aspects. The two countries have maintained contacts, dialogues and exchange of delegations at all levels, especially high-level visits. In joint statements and meetings between the two countries’ leaders, Vietnam and the U.S. consistently affirmed their commitment to respecting the United Nations Charter, international law, as well as independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and political regime of each other. The U.S. repeatedly expressed its support for a strong, independent and prosperous Vietnam. Economic, trade, and investment cooperation has been a notable bright spot, with two-way trade reaching 123 billion USD in 2022, four times higher than that in 2013. The U.S. has become … [Read more...] about Deputy spokeswoman: Vietnam ready to cooperate with U.S.
Vietnam, U.S. nourish economic, trade, investment ties
During a working session with a delegation from the U.S. - ASEAN Business Council (USABC) in Hanoi on March 23, Anh expressed his delight at the strong and substantial development of cooperation between Vietnamese and U.S. firms. He highly valued the U.S. businesses’ positive contributions to the transformation and growth of Vietnam's economy, and expressed the readiness to engage in dialogues with U.S. enterprises to address obstacles in bilateral economic, trade and investment cooperation. Hailing the U.S. firms for expanding operations, research and development and innovation, he suggested the USABC further enhance its role as a bridge promoting Vietnam - U.S. comprehensive partnership effectively and substantially that are aligned with needs and interests of both sides; step up collaboration in diversifying and ensuring supply chains, and further expand business operations. The USABC delegation vowed to continue partnering closely with Vietnam and nourish Vietnam - U.S. … [Read more...] about Vietnam, U.S. nourish economic, trade, investment ties
Russia’s Republic of Sakha leader affirms closer ties with Vietnam
The reporters arrived in the capital city of Yakutsk to attend the International Conference on Climate Change and Melting of the Permafrost held from March 22-24 during Russia's alternate chairmanship of the Arctic Council for the 2021-2023 tenure. Nikolaev believed that the strategic geo-political location of the Republic of Sakha in the Far East will positively step up such relationships. In particular, he mentioned a project to establish a transportation corridor that could connect Yakutia with Asia and bring Yakutia's products to ASEAN countries and vice versa. He also outlined possible areas of cooperation, including mineral exploitation. He said a Yakutia delegation had visited Vietnam and identified several areas for positive cooperation with Vietnam, from tourism to mineral export from Yakutia. This year, Yakutia will join international exhibitions held in Vietnam, he said, adding that he is delighted at welcoming Vietnamese businesspeople to Yakutia to explore … [Read more...] about Russia’s Republic of Sakha leader affirms closer ties with Vietnam