Hanoi leader receives Canada’s Ontario Premier, Pakistani guest
The meeting between Chairman of the People’s Committee of Hanoi Nguyen Duc Chung and Premier of Canada’s Ontario state Kathleen Wynne (Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn)
Chairman of the People’s Committee of Hanoi
Nguyen Duc Chung hosted a reception on November 5 for Premier of Canada’s
Ontario state Kathleen Wynne, during which the two sides sought measures to
forge cooperation in many areas.
Chung expressed hope that the visit will strengthen bilateral
collaboration in education and training, high technology application on
administrative reform, health care, human resources, tourism, green technology
transfer, and business experience exchange.
Chung noted that Ontario is running 22 projects worth nearly 6 million
USD in Hanoi, while two-way trade reached about 100 million USD. However, he said
potential remains to improve ties, stating that Hanoi wishes to work with
Ontario in all fields.
For her part, Wynne said that Canadian businesses are interested in the
Vietnamese and Hanoi market. Her visit aims to show Canadian goodwill for
cooperation in a hope to deepen relations between the two sides, she said.
Wynne told her host that Ontario is one of the economic driving forces
of Canada with strength in green technology. She affirmed that Ontario is
willing to support Hanoi in all areas, especially education and training.
Stressing the need for the governments of both localities to pay more
attention to linking businesses of both sides, she suggested that the two
localities’ officials hold dialogues regularly.
The same day, Chung also met with Vice Director of the Lahore National School
of Public Policy of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Jamil Ahqi who is leading a Pakistani
delegation to Hanoi to learn experience in managing and implementing
Chung said that Hanoi is focusing on infrastructure development, human
resources and administrative reform, especially streamlining public servant
Mian Muhammad Jamil Ahqi said that his delegation learnt helpful experience
during the visit. He expressed his hope that Vietnam and Pakistan will continue
increasing cooperation and experience exchanges.-VNA