Canada hails Vietnam’s role, position

Canada always attaches importance to the role and position of Vietnam in its diplomatic strategy, Foreign Minister John R. Baird told President Truong Tan Sang in Hanoi on March 12.

Canada is paying due attention to Southeast Asian countries, including Vietnam, due to its dynamic international integration and the cooperation potential between nations in the region, added Baird. 

He voiced Canadian organisations and businesses’ desires to strengthen investment and expand their operations in Vietnam, and expressed his hope to enhance the two countries’ relations bilaterally and multilaterally. 

At the meeting, President Sang affirmed that Vietnam always treasures cooperation with Canada, and said he hopes the two countries will continue promoting this relationship on the basis of the long-term, stable and comprehensive partnership. 

He encouraged the two sides to hold regular high-level exchanges and boost trade at a sustainable pace. 

The president suggested that the Canadian Government continue to create favourable conditions for the Vietnamese community to integrate into the country, contributing to the development of Canada and bilateral ties. 

Earlier the same day, the Canadian Foreign Minister held talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh.
VNA/VOV online