|Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh holds phone talks Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne
During the phone conversation, Minh affirmed Vietnam’s readiness to cooperate with countries, including Canada, in recovering the global trade and supply chain and applauded Canada’s efforts in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
He thanked the Canadian Government for its coordination with and support for Vietnam in organizing two flights bring home more than 550 Vietnamese citizens.
Minh told the Canadian diplomat that the Vietnamese Government is highly determined to push back the coronavirus epidemic while boosting production and business.
For his part, Champagne also extended thanks to Vietnam for its coordination in repatriating Canadians in China in January, and voiced his hope for further information sharing and collaboration in the fight against the epidemic through bilateral and multilateral cooperation mechanisms.
Both sides noted with satisfaction the fruitful bilateral relations across a variety of fields especially after Vietnam and Canada established a comprehensive partnership in 2017 and began to carry out the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
They consented to intensify the exchange of all-level delegations and maintain the existing mechanisms between the two foreign ministries.
The two diplomats agreed to promote closer coordination with each other at regional and international forums during the time Vietnam serves as ASEAN Chair 2020 and a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for 2020-2021.