Canada backs Vietnam to fulfil its role as APEC 2017 host

10:58 | 08/02/2017 Events

Canada will support Vietnam in successfully organising the upcoming APEC event, Canadian Ambassador to Vietnam Ping Kitnikone has said.

Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh and Canadian Ambassador to Vietnam Ping Kitnikone

The newly appointed diplomat made the statement at a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh in Hanoi on February 7.

She said Vietnam hosting a key cooperation forum for the Asia-Pacific region would create new opportunities for both countries to form regional and bilateral partnerships toward effectiveness and sustainability.

Kitnikone said strong growth of socio-economic cooperation between Vietnam and Canada would help boost their comprehensive ties in the future.

Agreeing with his guest, Minh said he was delighted with the progress the two countries have made together in trade and development cooperation.

Hailing increasing Canadian funding, he said Vietnam was expecting additional support with climate change adaptation.

Minh noted that holding great collaborative potential, Vietnam and Canada should make efforts to elevate relations to a new height and work more closely at multilateral forums for international peace, stability and cooperation.

The revenue from two-way trade between the two countries grows between 20% and 25% on an annual basis, with the figure reaching nearly US$5 billion recently.

Theo NDO/VNA