PMs Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Justin Trudeau hold talks
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau in Hanoi on November 8 (Photo: VNA)
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Canadian counterpart
Justin Trudeau agreed to establish the framework of a comprehensive partnership
between Vietnam and Canada during their talks in Hanoi on November 8.
This marked an important milestone in the bilateral ties, serving as a driving
force to promptly step up friendship and extensive and productive cooperation
at a time when the two countries have increasingly been sharing interests
bilaterally, regionally and globally, they said.
They agreed that the two sides will coordinate to realise contents in the comprehensive
partnership framework across politics-diplomacy, trade-investment, development,
education-training, national defence-security and science-technology.
They showed their delight at the positive development of the bilateral ties
over many fields over the past years.
Phuc spoke highly of immense contributions to the two countries’ diplomatic
ties made by late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Justin Trudeau’s father,
affirming that Vietnam treasures and wants to further its relations with
said over the past more than two decades, Canada has always been among the top suppliers
of official development assistance (ODA) to Vietnam, and asked for the country’s
further supply of this capital source, especially for poverty reduction,
climate change response, agriculture and sustainable growth, and support for Vietnam’s
access to preferential loans after 2017.
host suggested Canada recognise Vietnam as a market economy soon, further open
the market to Vietnamese goods and provide more support for the Vietnamese
who is in Vietnam from November 8-9, described Vietnam as an important partner
of Canada in the region and wished to foster bilateral friendship and long-term
committed to supporting Vietnam in climate change response and promotion of
sustainable development via the implementation of the 2030 United Nations
Agenda for Sustainable Development.
guest pledged to expand academic exchange via establishing partnerships and
student exchange programmes between the two countries’ educational
two leaders promised to continue working closely together at regional and
global forums such as the UN, APEC, Francophonie, as well as issues of shared
regional and global issues of shared concern, the two leaders expressed support
to ensuring maritime and aviation security, safety and freedom in the East Sea,
the peaceful settlement of disputes in the East Sea, full respect for
diplomatic and legal processes, and international law, as well as promotion of
ocean use for peaceful purposes, environmental and marine ecological protection.
the talks, the two PMs attended a joint press conference.-VNA