The idea was first raised by a group of Vietnamese students in Turin in June 2018. The Honorary Consular has worked with several partners, such as the Vietnamese student association in Turin, the Italy-Vietnam science-culture centre and the Italy-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce, to conduct necessary procedures for the Vietnamese cultural space.
Vietnamese Ambassador to Italy Nguyen Thi Bich Hue speaks at the Tet gathering in Turin (Photo: VNA) To be located right inside the complex of the Vietnam Honorary Consular’s Office in Turin, the Caffe Viet will introduce to locals various coffee specialties of Vietnam, such as egg coffee, coffee with coconut milk and organic coffee.
Not stopping there, the shop is expected to become a gathering for the Vietnamese community in the northern region of Italy and also Italians who love the Vietnamese culture, offering Vietnamese food, music along with book and newspapers.
At the Tet gathering, Vietnamese Ambassador to Italy Nguyen Thi Bich Hue praised the contribution made by the Vietnamese community and the Honorary Consular of Vietnam in Turin to the strategic partnership between the two countries.
A representative from the Turin administration, Anna Merlin, said cultural exchange events such as the Tet gathering provide good opportunities for Italians to gain a better understanding of the Vietnamese culture and people, thus cementing the friendship between the two countries./.