Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (right) receives former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien in Hà Nội yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc hosted a reception in Hà Nội yesterday for former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, who is visiting Việt Nam to boost co-operation between the two countries.
PM Phúc was full of praise for the guest’s contributions to bilateral relations, and said Việt Nam wants to deepen its partnership with Canada.
Chrétien mentioned his meeting with the Vietnamese Government leader in Quebec in 2018, and said he had found resources to support Việt Nam in developing airports.
As Việt Nam is becoming an attractive destination for international tourists, foreign investors, including those from Canada, are paying attention to Việt Nam and want to do business in the country, he said.
Phúc thanked his guest for helping speed up the implementation of a deal signed between the Airports Corporation of Việt Nam and the National Bank of Canada signed during his Canada visit last year.
He said that with its high economic growth, Việt Nam will have big demand for capital to develop infrastructure, including upgrading airports.
He also expressed his hope that the former Canadian PM keeps aiding the two countries’ relations, especially in economics, trade and investment. — VNS