|Vietnamese State President Tran Dai Quang and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renz
The Vietnamese President expressed his pleasure at fine developments in the Vietnam-Italy bilateral ties, hoping that the traditional friendship and cooperation between the two countries would reap practical and effective fruits in the future, for national interests of each country.
He also showed his empathy for the losses in the recent earthquakes in the country and believed the Italian Government and people would soon overcome the difficulties and consequences of the earthquakes.
The host highly appreciated the increasingly important role of Vietnam in the region as well as in the world.
In the atmosphere of sincerity and openness, the two leaders spoke highly of efforts of various ministries and agencies of the two nations in implementing deals and projects, contributing to develop the bilateral relationship comprehensively and sustainably.
The two leaders agreed to increase exchanges of high-ranking delegations of ministries and localities; proactively and effectively implement mechanisms of dialogue and cooperation on politics, economics, national defense, science-technology and other action program of cooperation on culture, education and training.
The two sides agreed to bring bilateral trade revenue to $6 billion in the 2017-2018 period while the guest vowed to provide favorable conditions for Italian companies to invest and do business in Vietnam, encouraging investing in machinery, new materials, nanotech, biotech, energy, food processing, garment and footwear in Vietnam.
The Vietnamese President and Italian PM witnessed the signing of various cooperation documents, such as: Action Plan for Vietnam-Italy Strategic Partnership in 2017-18; Cooperation Agreement between the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, and National Research Council of Italy; and Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Transportation between the Ministry of Transportation of Vietnam and Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport of Italy. PSN