A Vietnamese representative office officially opened in Emilia-Romagna (Italy) on May 8 to help boost Vietnam’s economic cooperation with the region and Italy as a whole.
Ambassador to Italy Nguyen Hoang Long said the office will create the best possible conditions for Italian and Vietnamese to increase cooperation and investment.
At a business forum entitled “Vietnam-destination” held after the inauguration ceremony, Tomaso Andreatta, Vice Chairman of the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, said Vietnam has offered investment incentives for many Italian businesses operating successfully in Vietnam, such as Piaggio and Ariston.
He expressed his hope that Vietnam will be a potential destination for businesses from Emilia-Romagna region to approach some other huge markets, like ASEAN, ASEAN + 6, China and India.
Michele D’Ercole, Chairman of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, spoke highly of Vietnam’s stable economic growth, favourable business and investment environment and industrious labour force.
He said many Italian businesses are capable of assisting Vietnam in the fields of garbage treatment, biotechnology, vocational training and tourism development.
The forum was part of “Vietnamese Days in Emilia-Romagna” from May 3-11.
The Vietnamese Embassy plans to have an exchange of traditional culinary skills with leaders, friends and citizens of Emilia-Romagna on May 11.