The Governor General of Canada delighted with the development of relations with Vietnam
Governor General of Canada Mary Simon said she is pleased with the development of Vietnam-Canada relations in recent years, noting that bilateral economic and trade ties continue to grow despite the impacts of COVID-19.
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|The Governor General of Canada, Mary Simon, and the Vietnamese Ambassador to Canada, Pham Cao Phong.|
|Photo : VNA/CVN|
This gives hope that economic cooperation will retain its role as an important channel of collaboration and that cooperation in other fields will be promoted in the times to come, said Mary Simon on May 25 during her reception of the Vietnamese ambassador. in Canada, Pham Cao Phong, who came to take leave at the end of his mandate.
The Governor General cited statistics recorded in 2022 showing that bilateral trade had exceeded 10 billion USD, and that Vietnam had become Canada’s largest trading partner within ASEAN.
For his part, Vietnamese Ambassador Pham Cao Phong recalled the meetings between Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau, the latter having taken place on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in Japan earlier this month. These meetings had helped to strengthen bilateral relations.
He expressed his hope that the comprehensive cooperation between the two countries will further develop and that Canadian companies will increase their investment in Vietnam.