PM has working lunch with Canadian former PM, Governor General

Saturday, 2018-06-09 17:24:45
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Overview of the meeting between Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, former Prime Minister Jeans Chretien and Governor General Julie Payette of Canada sought to deepen the comprehensive Vietnam-Canada partnership during a working lunch in Quebec on June 8 (Canada time).

At the function, which was also attended by the leaders of several leading Canadian and Vietnamese enterprises in the fields of banking, aviation, agriculture, manufacturing and digital technology, PM Phuc affirmed that Vietnam always pays great attention to developing its relations with Canada.

He expressed his delight at the growth of their bilateral ties, with expanded cooperation in trade and investment. He stated that the Government of Vietnam has created favourable conditions for Canadian and Vietnamese firms to strengthen their partnerships.

The leaders of the Canadian businesses lauded the rapid economic growth of Vietnam as having created abundant opportunities for investors. They showed their interest in a number of promising areas in Vietnam, including infrastructure, manufacturing, and agricultural product processing.

Canadian Governor General Julie Payette showed her respect to PM Phuc by joining in the working lunch with him immediately after hosting a reception for the Vietnamese leader.

Former PM Chretien held that Canada and Vietnam shared high potential in fostering their collaboration, and hopes the two governments back enterprises to strengthen cooperation and seek investment and business opportunities in each other’s country.

Later the same day, PM Phuc had a meeting with Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), during which he lauded the role of the OECD in supporting and giving consultations to Vietnam in socio-economic development and fulfilling its tasks as the Chair of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Year in 2017.

He reiterated the Government’s strong determination to undertake reforms, asking for assistance from the OECD in policy consultation and experience sharing in key areas, thus helping Vietnam to effectively build and implement socio-economic development strategies.

For his part, Gurria congratulated Vietnam on successfully completing its role as the host of the APEC 2017 and thanked the country for closely coordinating with the OECD over the past few years. He also welcomed the drastic measures that PM Phuc has applied to build a facilitative Government, improve competition law, and develop urban areas sustainably.