Hanoi (VNA) – Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son received a new Canadian Ambassador in Vietnam Shawn Perry Steil in Hanoi on June 10.
Minister Son said he hopes Ambassador Steil will continue to contribute to the development of the Vietnam-Canada Comprehensive Agreement. Partnershipespecially as the two countries look forward to the 5th anniversary of comprehensive partnership (2017-2022) and the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations (1973-2023).
The FM requested the Ambassador’s coordination to promote high-level visits and delegation exchanges between the two countries and bilateral cooperation in important and priority areas such as post-pandemic economic recovery and growth, construction infrastructure, energy, response to climate change, green and sustainable development, human resource training, as well as improving ASEAN-Canada relations.
Ambassador Steil, for his part, praised the good results of Vietnam-Canada comprehensive partnership lately, saying that Canada considers Vietnam one of its the partners In the region.
He affirmed that he will work closely with Vietnamese ministries, sectors and agencies, especially the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to strengthen cooperation in all fields between the two countries as well as on regional and international issues./.