Vietnamese, Italian PMs co-chair Italy-ASEAN economic relations dialogue

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Italian counterpart Giuseppe Conte co-chaired the third High-Level Dialogue on Italy-ASEAN Economic Relations in Hanoi on Thursday during the Italian Prime Minister's official visit to Vietnam.

The event gathered representatives of over 300 enterprises from Italy and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and more than 150 Vietnamese businesses. It was also attended by Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung.

Addressing the event, PM Phuc spoke highly of Italian enterprises' confidence in Vietnam. Emphasizing the dialogue's significance, the Vietnamese Prime Minister said the presence of the Vietnamese Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister at the event demonstrated the Government's support for cooperation with the Italian Government as well as between Italian and ASEAN enterprises and Vietnamese partners.

He expressed his hope that Italian businesses will choose Vietnam when looking east thanks to its high potential and significant advantages. The Vietnamese Government leader also called for mutually beneficial cooperation between Italian, ASEAN and Vietnamese businesses. Chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vu Tien Loc said that this forum aims to create more business opportunities between Italy and ASEAN member states.

Source: VOV5