PM meets Canadian Governor General
10:21 | 09/06/2018
VGP – PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc affirmed that Viet Nam attaches importance to strengthening the Comprehensive Partnership with Canada for the sake of each side and for peace, stability, cooperation and development across the world.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc meets with Governor General of Canada Julie Payette in Québec city on June 8, 2018. Photo: VGP

PM Phuc stressed the position at his meeting with Canadian Governor General Julie Payette in Québec city on June 8, ahead of his participation in the expanded G7 Summit.

The Government chief thanked Canada for inviting him to attend the expanded G7 Summit and visit Canada, asserting that Viet Nam advocates the event’s theme on working together on climate change, oceans and clean energy, hoping to make contribution to the success of the summit.

Welcoming PM Phuc and his entourage to Canada, Governor General Payette hailed the significance of PM Phuc’s visit to Canada on the occasion of the 45th founding anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties.

Viet Nam is a crucial partner of Canada in the region, she affirmed, adding that Canada expects to promote the friendship and long-term cooperation with Viet Nam.

The Canadian Governor General spoke highly of Viet Nam’s socio-economic performances during the renovation process and its active participation in the  Francophonie community.

The two leaders asserted that the Viet Nam-Canada Comprehensive Partnership serves as the framework for the two nations to strengthen cooperation, agreeing that both countries will intensify coordination at international and regional forums such as the United Nations, APEC, and Francophonie.

They also discussed and shared viewpoints on international and regional issues of mutual concerns.

Regarding the East Sea issue, the two sides voiced support for ensuring security, safety and freedom of aviation and navigation, settling disputes through peaceful measures on the basis of international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, respecting diplomatic and legal processes, fully implementing the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) and early concluding a Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC).

PM Phuc took the occasion to invite Canadian Governor General Julie Payette to visit to Viet Nam and she gladly accepted./.

By Thuy Dung

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