Ba Ria-Vung Tau sets up cooperation with Italian region hinh anh 1Diego Vecchiato, Director of Department of International Relations of Veneto, Italy hands over the MoU to Vietnamese Trade Counselor to Italy Nguyen Duc Thanh (right). (Photo: VNA)

Rome (VNA) - The memorandum of understanding on the establishment of friendship and cooperation between the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau and Veneto, an Italian region, has received approval by Veneto President Luca Zaia.

The MoU was handed over to Vietnamese Trade Counselor to Italy Nguyen Duc Thanh on the behalf of Ba Ria-Vung Tau province at a ceremony in Venice, Italy on January 26. 

Under the MoU, the two sides will undertake necessary steps to expand partnership in maritime transport, logistics, food processing, education and training, tourism, hi-tech agriculture, public management, economics and trade, science and technology, healthcare, sports, promotion of cultural heritages, environment and renewable energy.

The two sides agreed to increase information exchanges in trade and investment and the number of business delegation visits. They also agreed to encourage their businesses to participate in events and trade fairs of each side and planned to organise annual meetings to evaluate the effectiveness of their cooperation.

Veneto attached importance to developing relations with foreign partners, including those from Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Diego Vecchiato, Director of the region’s Department of International Relations told the Vietnam News Agency.

Ba Ria-Vung Tau has potential for economic cooperation with Veneto, particularly in logistics and tourism, he added, noting that the region can assist the province’s economic development and in areas of culture and universities’ partnership.-VNA