PM lauds former Canadian PM's contribution to VN-Canada relations
VGP – PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception for
former Canadian PM Jean Chretien who is on a visit to Viet Nam to promote
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and former Canadian PM Jean
Chretien, Ha Noi, July 11, 2019 – Photo: VGP/Quang Hieu
PM Phuc praised the good sentiments which Mr. Jean
Chretien had given to Viet Nam and his contributions to the bilateral ties
over the past time.
The host leader took the occasion to thank the
former Canadian PM for promoting the Memorandum of Understanding on
technical assistance to enhance management, investment and operation of
airports which was signed in June last year in Canada on the sidelines of
the expanded G7 meeting.
As Viet Nam has high demands for infrastructure
development especially for upgrading airports, Phuc expressed his hope that
Mr. Jean Chretien would push the technical package on airport upgrading.
The PM also expected that Mr. Jean Chretien would
continue efforts to further promote the Viet Nam-Canada relations especially
in economics, trade, and investment; and to call on more Canadian
enterprises to do long-term business in Viet Nam.
In reply, Mr. Jean Chretien recalled his first visit
to Viet Nam in 1994 as the Canadian PM. According to the guest, the two
countries enjoy numerous similarities for further cooperation./.