ROME – An office to promote trade and investment between Viet Nam and Italy is set to open in central Italy's Tuscany region.
Viet Nam's Ambassador to Italy Nguyen Hoang Long and Stefano Giovannelli, General Director of Tuscany Economic Promotion Agency (TEPA), yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding on the establishment of the office.
The office aims to play an important role in exchanging information on trade and investment between Viet Nam and the Tuscany region. Vietnamese or Italian business people who want to find out about business opportunities and policies in each other's countries can seek help from the office.
The office is scheduled to open next month and be managed by a Vietnamese officer.
Speaking at the singing ceremony, Ambassador Long said he hoped the office would operate efficiently and act as a bridge for bilateral economic co-operation.
A Viet Nam Week featuring Vietnamese culture, arts and music will be held in Tuscany next February. This is one of the first events for the Viet Nam Year in Italy campaign, which will be held to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties next year.
Attending the ceremony, Tuscany President Enrico Rossi said he wanted the relationship between the region and Viet Nam to develop comprehensively in the coming time. He also expressed his support for Viet Nam Week in the region.
Highlighting Piaggio's successful performance in Viet Nam, Rossi said he hoped the company would be an example for other Italian enterprises to do business in Viet Nam.
With an area of about 23,000sq.km and home to 3.75 million inhabitants, Tuscany is known for its gorgeous landscapes and rich artistic legacy. Tuscany and its capital Florence is a popular tourist destination, attracting millions of tourists every year. – VNS