At the reception, Aliberti said that over the past 10 years, the EU has paid special attention to Asia, with Vietnam being one of the significant partners.
He highly appreciated the agreements signed by Vietnam and the EU over the past years, especially the recently-ratified EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA).
According to him, the EVFTA is a premise to bring Vietnam-EU relations to new heights, and open opportunities to boost trade and investment.
It is expected to help domestic enterprises access advanced technologies, improve production capacity and improve awareness on the environment protection.
Expressing his delight at the results of cooperation with Hanoi in recent years, Aliberti wished both sides to work closely in holding the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Vietnam-EU diplomatic ties (1990-2020).
He also suggested that more discussions on bilateral cooperation should be held, especially in fields of the EU’s strength such as environment protection, air and water quality improvement, and others.
Praising Aliberto's initiatives, Secretary of the Hanoi municipal Party Committee Vuong Dinh Hue said that Hanoi is planning its socio-economic development in sustainable manner.
He hoped that, in his capacity, the ambassador would continue to serve as a bridge to promote the relations between the EU and Vietnam and Hanoi in particular.
Hanoi has taken the lead in FDI attraction and has emerged as a favored destination for foreign investors in recent years, the Hanoi Party chief underlined.
Delegates pose a group photo.
Head of the EU Delegation Pier Giorgio Aliberti congratulated Vietnam and Hanoi on impressive achievements in the fight against COVID-19 as well as positive economic growth over the past five years.
Vietnam is facing the opportunity to welcome the wave of FDI shifting, he said, suggesting that the capital city should work to improve business environment and create favorable conditions for investors.