NA leader hosts Canadian Prime Minister

VOV.VN - National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has hailed the establishment of the countries’ comprehensive partnership as a new step forward in bilateral relations between Vietnam and Canada.

Meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Hanoi on November 8, the top legislator said the Vietnamese and Canadian Prime Ministers’ issuance of a joint statement on the comprehensive partnership is an important stride and a necessary basis to further strengthen bilateral relations in a substantive, stable and long-term manner.

She thanked the Canadian Government for its new projects worth more than  US$43 million in total to help Vietnam cope with climate change, ensure food safety and increase cooperatives’ capacity.

Ngan voiced her support for Canada’s foreign policy of enhancing connectivity with the world and the Asian-Pacific region and boosting ties with Vietnam and ASEAN.

Regarding Canada’s contribution to the preparation for APEC events in Vietnam, Chairwoman Ngan said 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 demonstrate the country as an important and active partner in the cooperation and development of the region and the world, she added.

For his part, the Canadian PM told his host that Canada values ties with Vietnam in its foreign policy and suggesting that both nation should advance cooperation, especially after a comprehensive partnership is set up.

At the meeting, the two leaders compared notes on issues relating to gender equality, women empowerment and children protection, adding that these aspects should become their countries’ policy priorities.

They also exchanged views on some 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, peaceful settlement of East Sea disputes, and full respect for diplomatic and legal processes and international law.