TORONTO (VNS)— Viet Nam and Canada agreed to further links in economics, trade, investment, science-technology, education-training and regional and international issues in a more effective manner.
The agreement was reached during Deputy Foreign Minister Ho Xuan Son's meetings with the Canadian hosts within his visit to Canada from February 28 - March 1.
The Vietnamese diplomat held talks with his counterparts Morris Rosenberg and Peter Boehm, as well as other Canadian leaders including Deputy Minister of Agriculture Claude Carriere, Chairman of the Canada - Viet Nam Friendship Parliamentary Group and leaders of the Canadian International Development Agency.
Son stressed that Viet Nam values the development of a comprehensive, stable and long-term partnership with Canada and expressed hope that the two countries would work closely together to celebrate their 40th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties.
He put stress on exchanging high-level delegations and hosting cultural, artistic and economic activities.
Son voiced Viet Nam's support for Canada bolstering ties with ASEAN member nations and the Asia-Pacific region, contributing to peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region.
The diplomat suggested the Canadian Government and Parliament create favourable conditions for the overseas Vietnamese community to integrate into Canada while actively contributing to friendship and cooperation between the two countries. — VNS