Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Thi Bich Hue addresses the opening ceremony of the Honorary Consulate of Vietnam in Naples city on November 18 (Photo: VNA)
second Honorary Consulate of Vietnam in Italy was
opened in Naples city of the Campania region on November 18.
opening ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to Italy Nguyen Thi Bich Hue underlined
that the unceasingly enhanced political relations between the two countries
have strongly promoted cooperation in trade, culture, education, science -
technology, security - defence, climate change response, and locality-to-locality
currently the largest trade partner of Italy in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), while Italy ranks third
among EU trade partners of the Southeast Asian nation, with annual bilateral trade
standing at around 5 billion USD.
bilateral consultations, the two sides have signed and implemented a number of
joint projects in various areas, she said, adding that the practical and timely
mutual assistance in the COVID-19 fight is a demonstration of their sustainable
and sincere friendship.
Consulate in Naples will help Campania friends and businesses to understand
more about Vietnam and support Vietnamese citizens living in the region, thus
contributing to bilateral connections, Hue said.
ceremony, officials of Campania and Naples highlighted the huge potential for
the Italian region’s cooperation with Vietnamese localities and enterprises.
of Naples Maria Filippone voiced her hope that the consulate will help connect the city with Vietnamese partners, thus reinforcing and expanding the network
of international partners of Naples and Campania.
honour to become the Honorary Consul of Vietnam in Naples, Silvio Vecchione
pledged to fulfill his duty to introduce the country to local people, boost economic,
trade, cultural, and people-to-people exchange, and assist Vietnamese people
living in the Campania region and Italy as a whole.
Honorary Consulate of Vietnam in Italy is located in Turin city, with Sandra
Scagliotti working as the Honorary Consul./.