(PLO)- From July 23 to 28, President Vo Van Thuong and his wife will pay an official visit to the Republic of Austria, a state visit to the Republic of Italy and a visit to the Vatican.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam, President Vo Van Thuong and his wife will pay an official visit to the Republic of Austria at the invitation of Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen.
The President will also pay a State visit to the Italian Republic at the invitation of the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella.
Next, the President and his wife will also visit the Vatican at the invitation of Pope Francis.
These visits will take place from July 23 to 28.
State President Vo Van Thuong and his wife presided over a solemn welcome ceremony for Governor General of Australia David Hurley and his wife in April. Photo: VOV
Vietnam and Austria in 2022 celebrated the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries (1972-2022). Up to now, after more than 50 years, the friendship and cooperation between the two countries is developing actively in many fields, especially politics-diplomacy, economy-trade, development cooperation, culture…
Meanwhile, in March, Vietnam and Italy also had many activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations (March 23, 1973 – March 23, 2023).
Over the past 50 years, in the face of fluctuations in the world situation, the two countries’ relations have developed actively, comprehensively and deeply in all fields, both bilaterally and multilaterally.
Notably, this year 2023 is also the 10th anniversary of the signing of the “Joint Statement on Establishing a Strategic Partnership” in January 2013, on the occasion of the State visit to Italy by General Secretary Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Phu Trong.
As for the Vatican, most recently, at the 10th round meeting of the Vietnam-Holy See Joint Working Group (Vatican) taking place at the Vatican at the end of March, the two sides assessed that the Vietnam – Holy See relationship has achieved many progress. development in the past.
This includes regular contacts and consultations, exchanges of high-level delegations from Vietnam and the Holy See, as well as regular pastoral visits by the Non-Resident Representative, Holy See Envoy, Archbishop Marek Zalewski.
The two sides discussed and basically agreed on the operation regulations of the Holy See Resident Representative and the Office of the Holy See Resident Representative in Vietnam.
President Vo Van Thuong was appointed by the Politburo to join the Standing Committee of the Central Military Commission
(PLO)- General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, Secretary of the Central Military Commission, presented flowers to congratulate President Vo Van Thuong on his appointment to the Central Military Commission’s Standing Committee.