President receives Honorary Consul of Vietnam in Turin, Italy

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President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) hosts a reception in Bern, Switzerland, for Sandra Scagliotti, Honorary Consul of Vietnam in Turin, Italy. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA - President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on November 27 hosted a reception in Bern, Switzerland for Sandra Scagliotti, Honorary Consul of Vietnam in Turin, Italy.

Scagliotti and her husband, who is President of the Italy-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce, travelled a long distance from Italy to Switzerland to meet President Phuc.

The Vietnamese government leader highly valued positive contributions of the Honorary Consul and the Vietnamese Honorary Consular Office in Turin to Vietnam - Italy relations over the years, and praised Scagliotti for conducting research activities and publishing works on Vietnam.

The Vietnamese Honorary Consular Office and the Centre for Vietnamese Studies in Turin have become bridges for Italian and European readers and friends to understand more about traditional values, culture and history, and people of Vietnam, President Phuc said.

Scagliotti said she have loved Vietnam since she was a student. Scagliotti operated actively in the antiwar movement to oppose the US invasion of Vietnam in the early 1970s.

The Honorary Consul said she always considers President Ho Chi Minh as a shining example of patriotism, who represents the will and aspiration for national independence, freedom and peace. Scagliotti affirmed that she will do her best to contribute to Vietnam-Italy cooperative relations.

She took this occasion to present the book “Ho Chi Minh voi nhung buc thu mong muon hoa binh cho Viet Nam” (Ho Chi Minh with letters wishing for peace for Vietnam), which she translated from Vietnamese language into Italian, to the Vietnamese leader.

Published recently in Italy, the book collects letters sent by the Vietnamese revolutionary leader to the Presidents of France and the US as well as many politicians, soldiers, prisoners, immigrants, young people, and relatives of soldiers. In those letters, Ho Chi Minh expressed his wish for peace and happiness for all nations, laid bare and condemned war crimes caused by French colonialists and American imperialists, and called on people around the world to support the just struggle of the Vietnamese people.