Party chief welcomes Canadian PM Trudeau

Wednesday, 2017-11-08 22:19:07
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General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (right) receives Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Hanoi.
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NDO/VNA – General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong hosted a reception for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Hanoi, on November 8.

* Elevating Vietnam-Canada relations

* Canadian PM Justin Trudeau pays official visit to Vietnam

He welcomed the Canadian PM’s official visit to Vietnam and considered it as an important milestone in the two countries’ relations.

He informed his guest of Vietnam’s reform, development and foreign policies, noting that Vietnam always treasures the traditional friendship with Canada.

General Secretary Trong applauded the bilateral cooperation over the past few years, as well as the elevation of their relations to a comprehensive partnership during Trudeau’s trip.

Valuing the outcomes of the talks between Prime Ministers Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Justin Trudeau, he asked that both sides implement the reached agreements effectively and continue enhancing the bilateral ties in a result-oriented manner for the sake of the two peoples and for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.

For his part, PM Trudeau said that he is impressed with Vietnam’s economic development achievements, particularly in improving the people’s living standards. He also spoke highly of the country’s foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, multilateralisation and diversification of foreign relations.

Canada attaches importance to its connections with Vietnam and will remain a good friend of the Southeast Asian nation in a changing world, he said, pledging to forcefully step up the two countries’ cooperation in economy, science-technology, education, and promotion of multilateralism on the basis of respecting law in a globalised world.

He also valued Vietnam’s preparations for and important contributions to the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting, which is going to take place in Da Nang city in the next few days.