HA NOI (VNS)— Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Phuong Nga and Mayor of the Italian city of Florence Matteo Renzi inaugurated the 77th International Handicrafts Trade Fair, which Viet Nam is invited to participate as a special guest.
As many as 16 Vietnamese businesses are attending the annual fair, which opened on Saturday in Florence, the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany.
According to the Deputy Foreign Minister, Viet Nam's participation in the event aims to popularise its image, culture and people, particularly to enhance the friendship between the two countries.
On this occasion, Viet Nam is not only presenting its handicrafts, apparel and seafood, but holding performances of traditional dances and music, which have received the attention of a great number of visitors.
This is within the framework of the "Viet Nam Days in Tuscany " from April 17-28.-VNS