Deputy PM visits Embassy in Italy hinh anh 1Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh (standing) visits the Vietnamese Embassy in Italy. (Photo: VNA)

Rome (VNA) – Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh and a delegation of the Vietnamese Government on October 20 visited priests and practitioners at the Phat Diem guest house in Rome within the framework of their visit to Vatican from October 18-20.

They also had a meeting with the staff of the Vietnamese Embassy, representatives of the Vietnamese community and the association of Vietnamese businesspeople in Italy.

Ambassador Cao Chinh Thien reported to Deputy PM Binh on the Vietnam – Italy relations over the recent past, the work by the Embassy as well as the situation of the Vietnamese community in the host country. The diplomat held that the Vietnam – Italy strategic partnership, since its establishment in 2013, has reaped positive progress in all fields, from economy, politics to culture, education and tourism.

Deputy PM Binh briefed the participants on the situation and a number of prominent achievements in the socio – economic development in Vietnam in the recent years and the first nine months of this year. He took note of the efforts by the Embassy staff in bringing into full play the solidarity and in accomplishing their tasks as well as pushing up the relations between the two countries.

Binh asked the Embassy to bring into full play its role as a bridge linking the two nations and to pay due attention to the Vietnamese community in Italy, helping them maintain the national cultural identity, clearly understand the domestic reality and turn their hearts to the Motherland. He also briefed them on the outcomes of the visit to Vatican.

The Deputy PM affirmed Vietnam’s persistent policy of taking the Vietnamese community as an inseparable part of the nation, and expressed his hope that the Vietnamese community in Italy would remain united, support one another and make active contributions to the national building and development. He also answered many questions raised by representatives of the community.-VNA