Italy’s Republic Day marked in Hanoi hinh anh 1

A performance of students from the Hanoi University's Faculty of Italian Studies at the celebration of Italy's 71st Republic Day in Hanoi (Photo:

Hanoi (VNA)
– The Vietnam – Italy Friendship Association organised a friendship exchange in Hanoi on June 1 to celebrate Italy’s 71st Republic Day (June 2, 1946 - 2017).

Speaking at the event, Chairman of the association Nguyen Van Nam lauded Italy’s development and contributions to world peace and cooperation in the past 71 years, particularly as a founding and key member of the EU and a responsible member of the UN and many other multi-lateral organisations.

He said his association is proud to help strengthen the friendship between the two countries. He also praised the Hanoi University’s Faculty of Italian Studies, which is emerging as an Italian language and culture centre in Vietnam.

Italian Ambassador to Vietnam Cecilia Piccioni said Vietnam and Italy are enjoying a fruitful period of their relationship, with cooperation opportunities opening up in defence and security.

She said students, researchers and artists are ideal ambassadors of each nation.-VNA