|Vietnamese Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son welcomes his Canadian counterpart Mélanie Joly
During their talks in Hanoi on Wednesday, Foreign Minister Joly said that Canada attaches great importance to relations with Vietnam and hopes to expand the bilateral partnership, especially in economy and trade.
She affirmed that Canada will strengthen cooperation with and support for Vietnam in responding to climate change and realizing the commitments that it made during the 26th UN Climate Change Conference.
Minister Son proposed that the two sides continue to increase delegation exchanges at all levels, resume bilateral dialogue mechanisms and make full use of opportunities from the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
He suggested Canada continue to open its door for Vietnamese products and farm produce, while increasing support to Vietnam during its post-pandemic socio-economic recovery and development. He asked Canada for its early recognition of Vietnam’s vaccine passport.
Over the Ukraine matter, the Foreign Minister highlighted Vietnam’s consistent policy of supporting the settlement of international disputes through peaceful measures with respect to the UN Charter and fundamental principles of international law. Vietnam calls for an immediate end to the use of force that causes casualties among civilians and infrastructure, including Vietnamese people in Ukraine.
He stressed that Vietnam is willing to make positive contributions to humanitarian support activities, diplomatic processes, dialogue and negotiations, as well as reconstruction and development process in Ukraine.