Vice Chairwoman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Thu told visiting Italian Undersecretary of State of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism Donari Bianchi on September 8 that tourism is among the city’s key industries, contributing greatly to the local socio-economic development.
Thu asked Bianchi, in her position, to continue enhancing partnership between HCM City and Italy’s localities, especially through cultural exchanges, art performances and tourism, dedicating to increased mutual understanding, solidarity and friendship between their people.
Highlighting the development of the two nations’ relations in recent years, Bianchi vowed that Italy would step up cooperation with Vietnam and HCM City in particular in culture and tourism.
Italy is willing to send experts to help the Vietnamese city preserve historical and cultural relic sites as well as provide scholarships for officials in charge of arts and culture and museum preservation, she noted.
The two sides should ramp up tourism promotion campaigns to introduce their people to cultural heritages and tourism potential of Vietnam and Italy.