Vietnamese, Canadian PMs agree on measures to boost ties
Updated : Monday, June 11, 2018 11:00 AM (GMT+0700)

PrimeMinister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau reachedconsensus on measures to step up bilateral ties across fields during theirtalks in Quebec, Canada, on June 10 (local time). 

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (left) and his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau
- Source: VNA

The two Government leadersagreed to enhance cooperation in politics-diplomacy; trade, investment anddevelopment; national defence and security; education-training; employment;science-technology; culture and sports; and exchanges between citizens andlocalities of the two countries. 

PM Phuc thanked PM Trudeaufor inviting Vietnam to attend the Group of Seven (G7) Outreach Summit andvisit Canada, and applauded significant contributions of host Canada to the G7events. 

The Vietnamese PM alsoexpressed his gratitude to the Government and people of Canada for theirvaluable support to Vietnamese people during the wartime as well as the presentcause of national construction and development. 

Vietnam always wishes toadvance the comprehensive partnership with Canada, he affirmed. 

For his part, PM Trudeausaid Vietnam is Canada’s important partners in the region. He praised Vietnam’srole in the international arena as well as contributions made by PM Phuc andthe Vietnamese delegation to the G7 Outreach Summit, especially Vietnam’sinitiatives regarding cooperation in raising responding capacity for coastalcommunities, developing fisheries sustainably and protecting the marineenvironment. 

The PM noted his deepimpression of Vietnam’s land and people, and appreciated the country’s warmwelcome for him and the Canadian delegation during their visit to Vietnam inNovember 2017. 

Host and guest highlightedthe developments in the friendship and cooperation between the two countriesover the past time, with the most noteworthy being the establishment of thecomprehensive partnership in November 2017 and the signing of the Comprehensiveand Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) agreement in March2018. 

They consented to continuetheir coordination in forging an result-oriented and effective comprehensivepartnership in the context that the two countries are  sharing manyinterests at both bilaterally, regionally and globally levels, for the interestof their people, and for peace, stability, cooperation and development inAsia-Pacific and the world at large. 

The two leaders agreed toenhance high-level contact and all-level delegation exchanges, and promoterelations via the party and parliament channels to increase mutualunderstanding and trust while enacting measures to facilitate trade andinvestment and coordinating to implement the CPTPP.

They concurred to boostcooperation in medical military training, war consequence settlement,anti-terrorism, cyber security, and the United Nations peacekeeping operations.They also agreed to create favourable conditions for Vietnamese students tostudy in Canada, with the Canadian side to establish an educationalrepresentative office in Vietnam.

The two sides will step up collaborationin climate change adaptation, clean energy and high technology development,farm produce processing, innovation, and in helping the Vietnamese community inCanada to make more contributions to the development of Vietnam-Canadarapports.

They agreed to coordinate inorganising activities to mark the 45th anniversary of diplomaticties (1973-2018), including a Vietnam Culture Week in Canada.

The two PMs welcomed thesigning of cooperation agreements in science-technology, education-training, andtransport infrastructure during PM Phuc’s visit, saying that the agreementscontributed to realising the bilateral comprehensive partnership.

They agreed to maintain andenhance their close coordination at regional and international forums such asthe United Nations (UN), the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum,the Francophone Community, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN).

They highlighted the centralrole of ASEAN in the regional architecture, and expressed support for theefforts of building a law-abiding, strong and prosperous ASEAN Community, andwelcomed ASEAN initiatives to maintain peace, security and stability in theregion.

PM Phuc said he advocatedthe development of relations between ASEAN and Canada and welcomed Canada toboost connectivity with the Asian-Pacific region.

Exchanging viewpoints onregional and global issues of mutual concerns, the two PMs agreed on thenecessity to ensure security, safety and freedom of navigation and aviation inthe East Sea, and voiced support of the settlement of disputes in the watersvia peaceful means with full respect for diplomatic and legal procedureswithout use or threat to use force, and with respect for international law,including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) andthe Declaration on the Conduct of Parties (DOC) in the East Sea, towardsthe early conclusion of the Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC), whilepromoting the use of the ocean for peaceful purposes and marine environmental protection.

The same day, PM Phuc andthe high-level Vietnamese delegation left Canada for Vietnam, concluding theirattendance in the G7 Outreach Summit and visit to Canada.


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