HA NOI — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday called on the Italian Government to provide Viet Nam with Official Development Assistance in human resources training and asked Bhutan for practical co-operation in tourism.
|Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung receives Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi di Sant'Agata in Ha Noi. — VNA/VNS Photo Duc Tam
Dung held separate receptions for Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi di Sant'Agata and Bhutanese Prime Minister's Special Envoy Lyonpo Kinzang Doriji in Ha Noi.
With the Italian diplomat, Dung expressed his delight at growing ties between Viet Nam and Italy, but also noted that greater effort should be made in the fields of economics, trade and investment.
The Vietnamese Government would create favourable conditions for Italian enterprises to work successfully in the country, Dung said, adding that the foreign minister's visit was the first step toward achieving that goal.
The minister said his country was especially keen to enhance economic ties with Viet Nam. He also said Italy considered Viet Nam to be a crucial partner in Asia, and would always encourage its enterprises to invest in the country.
The guest also spoke highly of reforms made by Viet Nam to attract investment.
Dung said the visit of the Bhutanese PM's special envoy was a significant step following the establishment of diplomatic ties on January 19 this year.
He also said Viet Nam wished to co-operate more with Bhutan in economics, trade and tourism.
He suggested the two countries increase the exchange of delegations in order to put co-operation into practice for the two nations' mutual benefit.
The Bhutanese guest also met with Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and his deputy Pham Quang Vinh, and toured some cultural and tourist sites in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNS