HCM City's leader hopes to foster cooperation with Italy hinh anh 1Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City Nguyen Thanh Phong (Photo: https://www.sggp.org.vn/)

HCM City (VNA) Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City Nguyen Thanh Phong hosted an online reception for outgoing Italian Consul General in HCM City Dante Brandi on July 28.

Phong expressed his delight at the fruitful development of the Vietnam-Italy strategic partnership, while lauding the role of Brandi in promoting the relations between the two countries as well as ties between HCM City and Italy, especially in the fields of culture and heritage conservation.

The chairman said he hoped Brandi’s successor will continue to help strengthening collaboration between Italy and HCM City in economy, trade, science-technology and education, while continue efforts to implement joint initiatives and cooperation projects between the two sides.

He wished that the Italian diplomat will continue to gain new successes in his new position.

For his part, Brandi thanked HCM City's leaders and administration for creating optimal conditions and supporting him to fulfill his tasks.

On the occasion, the city's administration presented Brandi with a Ho Chi Minh City Insignia, which will be transferred to the Italian Consulate General./.