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Prime Minister receives new Canadian, Qatar diplomats

Update: December, 21/2016 - 16:57
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc meets with Canadian ambassador Ping Kitnikone. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Canada and Việt Nam have a great opportunity to promote ties, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc told Canada’s new ambassador to Việt Nam Ping Kitnikone.

The PM was referring to ties in trade, investment, official development assistance (ODA), education-training and people-to-people exchange

At a meeting with the diplomat in Hà Nội on December 20, PM Phúc reaffirmed Việt Nam’s commitment to creating favourable conditions for Canada’s investment projects in the country, suggesting the two sides bolster trade links in the time ahead.

While expressing his delight at the positive results of Việt Nam-Canada relations, he said Canada is a reliable ODA provider and the two countries need to closely coordinate at regional and international forums, including the UN.

Appreciating PM Phúc’s commitments, Ping Kitnikone affirmed her country will expand cooperation with Việt Nam, especially in economy, trade and investment.

Canada is willing to work with Việt Nam to address challenges in climate change adaptation and food safety, she said.

She revealed that a delegation of Canadian enterprises specialising in aerospace will conduct a fact-finding tour of the country in the near future to seek cooperation opportunities with Vietnamese counterparts.

Việt Nam is now Canada’s largest trade partner in ASEAN, with two-way trade value reaching US$3 billion following the first nine months of 2016. The two countries have also effectively co-operated in education and training. At present, about 5,000 Vietnamese students are pursuing their study in Canada.

Qatar’s newly-appointed ambassador to Việt Nam Mohammed El-Emadi is welcomed by Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc. — Photo

The same day, PM Phúc also hosted a reception for Qatar’s newly-appointed ambassador to Việt Nam Mohammed El-Emadi, during which he suggested strengthening co-operation between the two nations in trade, investment, and labour. 

He said Việt Nam considers Qatar a potential partner, especially in infrastructure development, and hopes to promote export to the country and other Arabian nations. 

He called on the diplomat to work to foster links in the above-mentioned fields, contributing to enhancing bilateral relations. 

For his part, Mohammed El-Emadi pledged to do his best to step up relations between the two countries, especially in the fields suggested by the PM. 

Qatar is willing to receive more Vietnamese skilled guest workers, he stated. — VNS


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