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.