PSNews - Hanoi People's Committee in conjunction with Italian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (ICHAM), Italian Embassy in Vietnam, European House Ambrosetti and Italy - ASEAN Association on June 6 held the 3rd "High-level dialogue Italy -ASEAN”. Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte co-chaired the event.
The event took place on the official visit to Vietnam by the Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. The "High-level dialogue Italy - ASEAN” attracted the attendance of over 300 enterprises from Italy and the ASEAN region. Vietnam is expected to witness the participation of more than 150 enterprises from different sections.
According to ICHAM’s President Michele D'Ercole – the co-organizer, this was a vital event due to the gathering of leading businesses from the Italian economy as well as important companies from South East Asia. ICHAM was honored to co-host with important partners, namely Hanoi People's Committee, Italy - ASEAN association and European House Ambrosetti in organizing the "High-level dialogue Italy - ASEAN” in Hanoi.
This year’s conference was held on the occasion of the official visit to Vietnam of Italian Prime Minister - Giuseppe Conte, increasing the magnitude of the event. It was the third time the summit has been held and the last two summits took place in Jakarta in 2017 and in Singapore in 2018.
Former Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta ( and Chairman of Italian – ASEAN Association) shared that ASEAN is the fifth largest economy in the world and one of the crucial economic and geopolitical region to the Italian Government in general and the Italian business community in particular.
Italy has always attached great importance to Italian - Vietnamese bilateral strategic cooperation and Italian - ASEAN multilateral relations, in which Vietnam acts as a strategic gateway of Italian enterprises in Southeast Asia.
Accordingly, there are a multitude of projects to promote trade as well as to increase the investment flow of Italy into Vietnam in the coming time, playing the role as stepping stones for Italian enterprises in enhancing their presence in the potential ASEAN market. The Italian and Vietnamese economies have many similarities so he firmly believes that the factors will create favorable condition for Italian businesses.
CEO of The European House Ambrosetti, Valerio De Molli said that the "High level dialogue Italy - ASEAN" was one of seven international summits between Italy and the regions: ASEAN, South Africa, China, Iran, France and Europe.
"Through the results of previous years, we found that the summit is an important prerequisite for investors to approach the representatives from the host country, work with the lawmakers to understand legal framework structure and investment capital operation. They look for potential partners as well as strategic information aiming to make plans for large-scale investments and trade promotion projects”, he underscored.
By Linh Bui