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DPM Minh hails diplomat’s outstanding contributions to VN-Italy’s ties

19:44 | 10/11/2018

VGP – Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh spoke highly of Italian Ambassador to Viet Nam Cecilia Piccioni’s efforts to promote Viet Nam-Italy cooperation across fields during her working term in Viet Nam.

Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh (R) and Italy’s outgoing Ambassador to Viet Nam Cecilia Piccioni at the Headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ha Noi on November 9, 2018. Photo: VGP

It is remarkable that the two-way trade increased to around US$5 billion, said Deputy PM, FM Minh at his reception for the outgoing diplomat on Friday.

The Deputy PM asserted Viet Nam attaches importance to enhancing cooperation in both bilateral and multilateral aspects with Italy-an important partner of Viet Nam in the European Union-for mutual benefits and for peace and stability in the world.

Ms. Cecilia expressed her thanks to the Vietnamese ministries and agencies in general and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in particular for their effective support and coordination for her to complete her role over the years. 

Earlier on November 8, Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Phuong Nga presented the Friendship Order of the Vietnamese State to the Ambassador for her outstanding contributions to the Viet Nam-Italy strategic partnership development.

This year, the two countries celebrate the 45th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties and the 5th anniversary of the establishment of their strategic partnership.

By Thuy Dung