The Hanoitimes - From November 17 to 27, the first Italy-ASEAN Week will be held in Hanoi , with a string of interesting activities scheduled to be held.
50 years ago, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) started its own adventure, a regional integration process through which it became a driving force of the economic growth and the development of its more than 600 million individuals
Italy’s young and talent pianist Nazareno Ferruggio will join Vietnamese pianist Pham Quynh Trang in duet performances.
There are many similarities between that process - and its three pillars: political, economic and socio-cultural – and the achievement of the European dream. Above all, both processes aim at creating a model of regional integration able to ensure peace and harmonious development to its people.
Italy, as a founding country of the EU, follows the dynamics within ASEAN and stands ready to contribute to its strengthening by sharing with its 10 Member States knowledge, experiences and by enhancing strong cooperation in all sectors.
To support and make more effective such a commitment, as well as to raise awareness of our genuine interest and of the importance and we place on our relationship with ASEAN countries, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched a unique initiative establishing the first "Italy-ASEAN Week".
Specifically, on November 18 to 19, an original “Italian Trail” will depart from the central Ly Thai To square and will connect many other places in the city center, particularly meaningful to the Italian culture (such as Max Mara and Moschino).
The “trail” will take the public along an exclusively designed path enriched by booths for Italian food & wine tasting, exhibitions of Italian design creations, musical performances, cultural presentations will be held in Ly Thai To square. Screening of Italian films and an exhibition of paintings by Mrs. Laura Federici will be held at Casa Italia, centre of excellence for the promotion of the Italian culture.
On November 21, the Italy Embassy and the Ministry of Science and Technology will hold a conference to introduce the important contents of bilateral cooperation projects. Among the others, the experts and academics will discuss the crucial issues of nutrition and food traceability fully in keeping with EXPO Milano 2015 philosophy and with Vietnam FoodExpo 2016, in which Italy participated as guest of honor.
Meanwhile, a workshop aiming to promote the Italian language in the ASEAN bloc will be organised by the Hanoi University and the University for Foreigners of Perugia on November 23. On this occasion, Italy’s young and talent pianist Nazareno Ferruggio will join Vietnamese pianist Pham Quynh Trang in a duet performance.
On December 4, within the framework of the 2nd Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World, the young Italian chef Marco Gallotta from Rome will introduce to the Vietnamese public some Italian traditional recipes, offering a unique experience of Italo-Asian gastronomic-contamination.
This innovative and ambitious program, expressly tailor-made to meet the expectations of the Vietnamese public, will be made possible only thanks to the precious support of all the players of the Italian System in Vietnam and of the enthusiastic sponsors.