Vietnam has opened its second honorary consulate in Italy, in Naples, entrusted to Consul Silvio Vecchione.
Vietnam is Europe’s largest trading partner within ASEAN and trading volumes amount to US $ 5 billion.
The opening of the Consulate of Vietnam in Naples will allow the promotion of the country in Italy and will implement cooperation between the two countries, especially as regards commercial exchanges.
The inaugural ceremony took place in the presence of the Deputy Mayor of Naples, Maria Filippone, who underlined the importance of the consular office in Naples, with the mission of connecting Naples and the Vietnamese partners for the internationalization of the city and the Campania region.
Among the authorities present Mario Morcone Councilor of the Campania Region, Colonel Gabriele De Feo of the Italian Army, Lieutenant Pietro Conca dei Carabinieri, Mariano Bruno the Secretary General of the Consular Corps of Naples, Prof. Roberto Tottoli Rector of the University “L ‘Orientale ”, Prof. Andrea Manzo Director of the Asia, Africa and Mediterranean Department of the“ L’Orientale ”University and Prof. Giuseppe Cataldi Director of the Human and Social Sciences Department of the“ L’Orientale ”University.
Consul Silvio Vecchione is committed to promoting the image of Vietnam and developing economic, commercial and cultural cooperation between Vietnam and Italy.
On this occasion, the Embassy of Vietnam in Italy, in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce Italy Vietnam (CCIV), organized a conference for internationalization entitled “A bridge between Campania and Vietnam” during which, the Minister Commercial Advisor of the Vietnamese Embassy in Italy, Mr Nguyen Duc Thanh, presented to the Campania partners the prospects for economic development and the opportunities for cooperation and investment in Vietnam.
At the conference, Consul Silvio Vecchione illustrated all the investment possibilities in the most promising country in Southeast Asia.
Among the speakers of the conference, Prof. Pietro Masina, professor of History and Institutions of Southeast Asia, the lawyer Federico Vasoli, Vice-President of CCIV, then Maily Anna Maria Nguyen, head of the Vietnam desk of Unioncamere Emilia Romagna and Walter Cavrenghi, CCIV Secretary General.