Receiving the Canadian Ambassador, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc congratulated Ambassador Shawn Perry Steil on his new assignment and emphasized that Vietnam and Canada have a good relationship, developing in many aspects.
Despite difficulties caused by the Covid-19 epidemic, political-diplomatic relations between the two countries have been maintained. Economic-trade cooperation has made remarkable progress with two-way trade turnover last year reaching more than 6 billion USD, up 18.5% compared to 2020.
The President hoped that during his tenure, the Ambassador would have many plans to further promote cooperation between the two countries.
Excited to accept his assignment in Vietnam, Ambassador Shawn Perry Steil sincerely thanked President Nguyen Xuan Phuc for taking the time to receive and commented that cooperation between the two countries is taking place effectively in all fields of economy and education. , national security, response to climate change...
The Ambassador affirmed that during his term, he will make every effort to further promote relations between the two countries. The ambassador happily said that he spent time learning Vietnamese and reading more books to better understand the country and people of Vietnam.
Welcoming the Ambassador's time to learn about the country and people of Vietnam, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc stated that Vietnam always attaches importance to the Comprehensive Partnership with Canada and wishes to work with Canada to promote the relationship. this system.
Especially promoting the exchange of high-level delegations and all levels; people-to-people exchanges through cultural - tourism activities and local cooperation; coordinating with Vietnamese authorities to well prepare activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the two countries' establishment of diplomatic relations in 2023.
The President hoped that the Ambassador would make proposals to promote cooperation between the two countries in priority areas such as post-pandemic economic recovery and growth, increase trade and investment exchanges, and open markets for trade and investment. Vietnamese agricultural products, taking full advantage of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) benefits.
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc hopes the Ambassador will pay attention to promoting Canada's development assistance projects in response to climate change, natural disasters, and sea-level rise, especially in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. Male.
On international and regional issues, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc stated that Vietnam welcomes Canada to strengthen cooperation with the Asia-Pacific, thereby making more active contributions to peace, stability, and cooperation. cooperation and development in the region. Vietnam hopes Canada adopts the Indo-Pacific Strategy to continue demonstrating its strong commitment to supporting ASEAN centrality, the ASEAN-Canada Comprehensive Partnership.