Hanoi (VNA) – The Embassy of Italy in Vietnam and the Hanoi University (HANU) on March 20 jointly organised a workshop themed “Italy and the EU dream” to promote the understanding of the EU and the role of Italy in the EU among students.

The event formed part of the activities to mark the 44th founding anniversary of the Vietnam – Italy diplomatic ties (March 23) and the 60th signing anniversary of the Treaties of Rome (March 25).

Addressing the function, Italian Ambassador to Vietnam Cecilia Piccioni highlighted the significance of the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome and the efforts made by Italy to foster the EU cooperation for common goals.

The EU needs to make greater efforts to overcome challenges in the globalisation process and Italy is willing to support peace, freedom and development of the bloc, she said.

The workshop also mentioned recent significant achievements in the Vietnam – Italy relations in numerous fields and the future development goals.

Italy wishes to boost cooperation with Vietnam. Since the establishment of the strategic partnership in 2013, the Vietnam – Italy relations have been developing fruitfully, with regular all-level delegation exchanges and official visits between the two nations’ leaders, and cooperation expanded to multiple fields, including trade, security, justice, culture, education, scientific studies and the environment.-VNA