Milan will facilitate preparations for activities and events to mark the 40th anniversary of Vietnam-Italy diplomatic ties in 2013.
Milan’s Mayor, Giuliano Pisapia, confirmed this at a meeting with Vietnamese Ambassador to Italy Nguyen Hoang Long on July 25.
At the meeting, the mayor said the city’s people always support and wish to further develop cooperative ties in economics, culture and education with Vietnam.
Representatives from local economic groups expressed keen interest in Vietnam’s investment policy.
Ambassador Long said on the basis of positive developments in bilateral ties, the two countries are determined to develop long-term cooperation in the areas of economics, trade and investment, education and training, and culture.
The organisation of Vietnam Year in Italy and Italy Year in Vietnam in 2013 is aimed at increasing mutual understanding in all aspects between the two countries, he added.