PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc meets Vietnamese expats in Canada

Monday, 2018-06-11 11:07:49
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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the meeting with staff of the Vietnamese Embassy and representatives of the Vietnamese community in Canada (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met with the staff of the Vietnamese Embassy and representatives of the Vietnamese community from across Canada in Quebec, on the morning of June 10 (local time).

At the meeting, the Vietnamese expatriates expressed their delight at the fast socio-economic development of Vietnam, as well as the success of PM Phuc’s participation in the G7 Outreach Summit and his visit to Canada. They said the trip has made a great contribution to bilateral relations and is also an encouragement to the Vietnamese community in Canada.

They also informed PM Phuc about the life of the Vietnamese residing in Canada, noting that with the support of the Vietnamese Embassy and overseas representative agencies, their material and spiritual lives have been improved.

The expatriates voiced their hope for more assistance from the Party and State in procedures for visas and returning to do business and invest in the homeland.

PM Phuc reiterated the Party and State’s consistent policy of considering overseas Vietnamese as an integral part and a resource of Vietnam. He stressed that all Vietnamese expatriates, including those in Canada, are encouraged to return to visit and invest in the homeland to contribute to national development and protection.

He said 2018 marks the 45th founding anniversary of Vietnam-Canada diplomatic ties, noting that Vietnam is the top ASEAN trade partner of Canada. The PM recalled that during his meeting with PM Justin Trudeau in Vietnam in 2017, he had asked the Canadian leader to provide favourable conditions for the Vietnamese community in Canada, thus helping to enhance the bilateral friendship.

PM Phuc noted with satisfaction that many Vietnamese people in Canada have been successful and have actively engaged in key economic fields in Canada, such as science-technology and education.

The Government leader asked Vietnamese around the globe, including in Canada, to continue overcoming difficulties, maintain solidarity and mutual support, and contribute to the development of the homeland.