During the visit from January 20-22, the Vietnamese Prime Minister engaged in talks with Prime Minister Ciolacu, met with President Klaus-Werner Iohannis and other high-ranking officials of Romania. Additionally, he participated in a joint Vietnam – Romania business forum and toured research institutes and universities, among other activities.

Romanian Prime Minister Ion-Marcel Ciolacu invited his Vietnamese counterpart to step onto the podium while military bands played the national anthems of both nations.

The welcome ceremony was also attended by high-ranking officials.

Vietnam and Romania established diplomatic ties on February 3, 1950. From 1950 to 1989, Romania provided aid and loans to Vietnam to develop various economic sectors. After Romania changed its political regime in December 1989, the two countries continued to maintain their traditional friendship and multifaceted cooperation.

Since 1990, Vietnam and Romania have signed many agreements, creating a legal framework for cooperation in the new era.

Two-way trade turnover between Vietnam and Romania has steadily increased over the years, from over US$200 million in 2018 to over US$400 million in 2022.