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NA Chairwoman receives Canadian Ambassadors

VGP - Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan expected the parliaments of Viet Nam and Canada will make effort to further deepen the two countries’ relations while receiving Canadian Ambassador Ping Kitnikone on January 9 in Ha Noi.

Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan receives Canadian Ambassador Ping Kitnikone, Ha Noi, January 9, 2017 - Photo: VNA

The Chairwoman appreciates and supports Canada’s foreign policy towards strengthening links with the world and the Asia-Pacific and attaching much importance to ties with Viet Nam and ASEAN. 

She also hoped the two legislative bodies will make concerted effort to further develop the nation’s ties in the spirit of the Joint Statement on the establishment of comprehensive partnership between Viet Nam and Canada for the benefit of their people, particularly in the fields of security-defense, sustainable development, environmental protection and response to climate change.

She invited Canada’s speakers of Senate and House of Commons to visit Viet Nam, expressing thanks to Canada for its new ODA projects to help Viet Nam respond to climate change and food safety issues and improve the capacity of agricultural cooperatives.

Canadian Ambassador Ping Kitnikone, for her part, expressed her delight that the two countries have maintained all-level visit exchanges, including visits of the NA delegations, which would enhance information exchange and mutual understanding of the two sides.

Kitnikone affirmed that Canada’s Senate and House of Commons will send representatives to attend the 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26) that will take place in Ha Noi next week.

The two sides later exchanged views on several issues of mutual concern. The Vietnamese NA chairwoman showed her gratitude for Canada, as a key member of G7 and G20, for supporting ASEAN and Viet Nam’s stance in the East Sea issues, and backing the settlement of territorial disputes in the waters through peaceful means in line with international laws.

By Hoang Ha

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