Vietnam, Italy agree to boost friendship, legislative ties hinh anh 1At the working session (Source: VNA)
Rome, December 3 (VNA) – A Vietnamese delegation led by Phan Thanh Binh, Chairman of the National Assembly Committee for Culture, Education, Youth and Children paid a working visit to Italy from November 29-December 3, aiming to promote friendship, diplomatic and legislative ties between the two countries.

During the trip, the delegation had meetings and working sessions with representatives from the Chamber of Deputies’ Culture, Science and Education Committee, the Senate’s Foreign Affairs Committee, the Ministries of Education and Foreign Affairs, and Sapienza University – the largest university in Europe.

The Italian side appreciated the Vietnam - Italy cooperation, especially after the two countries signed an Agreement of Strategic Partnership in 2013, saying that the bilateral ties have developed across fields from politics, economy, culture, education, tourism to diplomacy.

The two sides agreed to foster bilateral cooperation, especially in legislation, aiming to lay a legal foundation for stronger affiliation among social and economic sectors in both countries.

Experience sharing and information exchange in law making, and those in professional and academic works will be also enhanced. The Italian side has had a plan to provide more scholarships for Vietnamese students in the fields of Italian language and culture, architecture, preservation of cultural and historical sites.

The two sides debated specific cooperation orientations in the fields of legislation, university education and youth-related works, while pledging to facilitate cultural exchange and tourism cooperation, and consider the opening of direct air route from Vietnam to Italy as well.

Italy will continue supporting Vietnam in implementing projects to preserve cultural and historical relic sites.

As planned, a delegation from the Chamber of Deputies’ Culture, Science and Education Committee will visit Vietnam in January 2018 to specifically discuss future possibilities of cooperation with the National Assembly Committee for Culture, Education, Youth and Children of Vietnam.-VNA