Vietnam-Italy relations elevated to new height

A red carpet welcome was given on Tuesday to State President Tran Dai Quang, who is paying a visit to Italy until Thursday at the invitation of Italian President Sergio Mattarella. After the welcome ceremony, President Tran Dai Quang and President Mattrella held talks and co-hosted a press conference.

Representative of the Italian Government welcomes President Tran Dai Quang and his wife at Ciampino airport, Rome

Earlier, President Tran Dai Quang visited the Vietnamese Embassy and representatives of the Vietnamese community in Italy. President Quang said Vietnam-Italy relations have been strengthened in politics, socio-economy, science-technology, culture, and education.

Vietnamese representative offices in Italy should continue to enhance Vietnam's bilateral and multilateral relations. I hope that every individual of the community of 5,000 Vietnamese will be a bridge to promote Vietnam's culture to Italy and uphold the tradition of unity and mutual support, President Tran Dai Quang said.

The President affirmed Vietnam's consistent policy of considering overseas Vietnamese people an inseparable part of the nation.

The same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh held talks with Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, where the 2 sides reiterated their resolve to expand Vietnam-Italy relations. The senior officials agreed that disputes in the East Sea should be settled through peaceful negotiations on the basis of respecting international law, the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and full implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) towards building a code of conduct (COC).

Source: VOV5