At the reception, Giorgio Aliberti thanked the Hanoi mayor for his warm welcome while expressing his honor to be designated to Vietnam.
He also expressed his delight at the city’s impressive changes, adding that the EU's priority in upcoming cooperation included environmental protection and renewable energy.
The ambassador wished to work with Hanoi to organize environmental events while affirming that the EU will stand by the side of Hanoi city in sustainable development through concrete projects in the time ahead.
For his part, Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung congratulated Pier Giorgio Aliberti on his new term in Vietnam, hoping that the ambassador would serve as a bridge to bring the Vietnam - EU relations to a new height.
Delegates pose a group photo.
Briefing the guest on Hanoi’s socio-economic development in recent years, Chung said that the city has had comprehensive cooperation on investment, tourism, culture, sports with many European countries.
Hanoi has always attached importance the cooperation with EU members during its development process, he underlined.
The city leader wished the ambassador, in his position, would give more assistance to maintaining collaborative ties, adding that Hanoi wanted to learn the EU's experience in promoting green and circular economy, building smart city and urban facilities, reserving old architectural works, dealing with environmental pollution, medical and industrial waste, and developing high qualification human resources, among others.
Chung affirmed the city government will create the best possible conditions for cooperation programs between the two sides.