Opening Ceremony of Italian Cultural Week and awarding scholarships of Piaggio Vietnam Company for excellent students
HANU – This morning, October 19, 2020, Mr. Antonio Alessandro – Ambassador of Italy to Vietnam and Mr. Pham Hong Quan – Human Resources Director for Asia – Pacific – Piaggio Vietnam attended the opening ceremony of the Italian Culture Week at Hanoi University and awarded the Piaggio Vietnam scholarship. Attending the event were President Nguyen Van Trao with leaders of departments and faculties of the University and students of Italian Studies department.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, President Nguyen Van Trao said Hanoi University is honoured to accompany the Italian Embassy in Hanoi to organize the 20th World Italian Week – SLIM 2020 at the University. This is a very practical and meaningful activity, initiated by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation since 2001.
Mentioning the success of Italian Studies department and the Italian community in Vietnam, it is impossible not to mention the companionship and effective support of generations of ambassadors and staff of the Italian Embassy in Hanoi. On this occasion, on behalf of the University, President Nguyen Van Trao expressed his sincere thanks to Ambassador Antonio Alessandro and his associates at the Italian Embassy for his love and dedication to the Italian Studies department in particular. and Hanoi University in general. The development of the Italian language department also has the companionship, side-by-side and support from the early days of the establishment of Piaggio Vietnam – a leading Italian enterprise investing in Vietnam.
Ambassador Antonio Alessandro said, every visit to Hanoi University brings him a feeling of joy. This year is even more special because the twentieth anniversary of Italian culture week in the world coincides with the celebration of Italian language being taught at the University. The Ambassador affirmed that Hanoi University is an important partner for assisting the Embassy of Italy in implementing many programs in Vietnam.
The twentieth Italian cultural week in the world will have many interesting activities with the theme “Italian between words and images: pictures on the wall, illustrations, comics”. This is an opportunity for teachers and students of the Italian Faculty of Hanoi University to show their enthusiasm and creativity in their response activities.