Vietnam reinforces ties with Canadian province

Monday, 2021-05-03 09:27:49
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Consul General of Vietnam in Vancouver, Canada, Nguyen Quang Trung (L) and Premier of British Columbia John Horgan during the working session (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA - The Consul General of Vietnam in Vancouver, Canada, Nguyen Quang Trung joined a working session with the Premier of British Columbia John Horgan on April 30.

At the meeting, the two sides discussed potential and opportunities of cooperation between businesses of Vietnam and British Columbia, especially in education, tourism, people-to-people exchange and labour. They agreed that the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) has opened up chances in economy, trade and investment for them.

Despite the adverse impacts of COVID-19, trade between Vietnam and the Canadian province neared CAD2 billion (about US$1.6 billion) last year.

Horgan congratulated Vietnam on its successful COVID-19 prevention and control, voicing a hope to deepen the relationship between British Columbia and Vietnam in a pragmatic manner, towards the 50th founding anniversary of Canada-Vietnam diplomatic ties in 2023.

The Canadian province is zeroing in on plans on post-pandemic economic recovery and expansion of international cooperation, especially with the Asia-Pacific region.