Top legislator applauds Vietnam-Canada comprehensive partnership

Wednesday, 2017-11-08 22:34:31
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NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (right) receives Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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NDO/VNA – Chairwoman of Vietnam’s National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Hanoi, on November 8, hailing the establishment of the countries’ comprehensive partnership as an important stride in bilateral relations.

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She said that the Vietnamese and Canadian Prime Ministers’ issuance of a joint statement on the comprehensive partnership is an important stride and a necessary basis to promote their bilateral relations in a substantive, stable and long-term fashion.

She took this occasion to thank the Canadian Government for its new projects, worth over US$43 million in total, to support Vietnam in coping with climate change, ensuring food safety and increasing the capacity of cooperatives.

The host leader voiced her support for Canada’s foreign policy of enhancing its connectivity with the world and the Asian-Pacific region and reinforcing ties with Vietnam and ASEAN.

Appreciating Canada’s contribution to the preparations for APEC events in Vietnam, Chairwoman Ngan said that PM Trudeau’s participation will contribute to the success of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week, promote regional economic cooperation, and help raise Canada’s stature in an evolving regional security and economic-trade structure.

This is an opportunity for Canada to show that the country is an important and active partner in the cooperation and development of the region and the world, she added.

For his part, the Canadian leader affirmed that his country treasures its ties with Vietnam in its foreign policy, noting that on the basis of their sound relations, the two countries should intensify their cooperation, especially as they have now set up a comprehensive partnership.

At the meeting, the two leaders exchanged views on such issues as gender equality, women empowerment and children protection, adding that these fields should become their countries’ policy priorities.

They also touched upon a number of regional and international matters of shared concern. Regarding the East Sea issue, they expressed their support for the maintenance of order on the basis of international law, the peaceful settlement of East Sea disputes, and full respect for diplomatic and legal processes and international law.