Embassy seeks to enhance Vietnam-Romania economic, cultural links hinh anh 1Vietnamese Ambassador to Romania Dang Tran Phong speaks at the opening ceremony of a photo exhibition on the countries' relations in Neamt county (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A delegation led by Vietnamese Ambassador to Romania Dang Tran Phong visited Neamt county, the capital of Romania’s northeastern region, from October 14 to 17 to promote economic cooperation and cultural exchange between the two countries.

During the trip, part of activities marking 70 years of bilateral diplomatic ties, Ambassador Phong had a working session on October 15 with Prefect of Neamt George Lazar, Vice President of the county’s council Laurentiu Dulama, and many other local officials to discuss the Vietnam-Romania friendship and cooperation, along with plans on economic partnership and cultural exchange between the two countries, including the twinning of Neamt with Thai Nguyen province of Vietnam.

Phong also attended the opening ceremony of a photo exhibition on the latest events in the countries’ relations and Vietnam’s socio-economic achievements, landscapes, people and culture.

On this occasion, he also presented the library of Neamt with many books, including famous literature works like “Truyen Kieu” (Tale of Kieu) by Nguyen Du and “Nhat ky trong tu” (Prison Diary) by Ho Chi Minh translated into Romanian, love poems by Mihai Eminescu translated into Vietnamese, as well as books in English and audio visual products introducing the land, people, and culture of Vietnam.

On October 16, the Vietnamese Embassy and the Neamt Chamber of Commerce and Industry held a roundtable workshop with the participation of over 20 businesses representing outstanding industries of the county like textile, wood, steel, chemical, fertiliser, agriculture, and tourism.

Participants looked into the Vietnam-Romania traditional friendship and cooperation, new prospects for economic, trade, investment, tourism and labour relations, and connections in manufacturing and selling products in each other’s markets and their respective regions after the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) took effect.

Neamt businesses voiced their hope that they can visit Vietnam to attend the Vietnam Expo 2020 and come to Thai Nguyen province to set up cooperative ties between the two localities and the countries’ enterprises./.