Vietnam legislative chief visits Italy

Thanh Nien News

Email Print

Vietnam National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung and Marina Sereni, vice president of the Italian Democratic Party. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE VIETNAM NEWS AGENGY

 

National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung arrived in Rome March 20 for the start of an official visit at the invitation of his Italian counterpart, Laura Boldrini.
The visit is aimed at  consolidating the strategic bilateral partnership established in 2013 and tightening parliamentary ties between the two countries, Vietnam News Agency reported.
On the same day Hung met with the President of the Italian Senate, Pietro Grasso, and they agreed to step up exchanges of delegations at all levels, continue to develop consultation mechanisms, support each other at multilateral forums such as the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership (ASEP), and monitor implementation of agreements the two sides have signed.
Hung later visited the Vietnamese embassy and interacted with the local Vietnamese community.
The next day he met Marina Sereni, vice president of the Italian Democratic Party, and Paolo Ferrero, general secretary of the Italian Communist Refoundation Party, and took part in the inaugural ceremony of the Italy-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarian Group.

More Politics News

Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son (R) shakes hands with Under-Secretary for Relations with States Antoine Camilleri, head of the Vatican delegation in the 5th meeting of a joint Vietnam-Holy See working group, in Hanoi on September 10. Photo credit: V

Vatican seeks to develop ties with Vietnam

The Vatican reaffirmed that it attached great importance to the development of relations with Vietnam in particular and Asia in general, according to a statement released after the...