Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung on Friday held phone talks with the Foreign and Defence Policy Advisor to the Canadian Prime Minister, David Morrison, to discuss ways to promote bilateral ties and cooperation in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dung conveyed Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s congratulations to Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Party on their victory in the general election on September 20.
Mr. Morrison, for his part, said he treasures and wants to further deepen the Canada-Vietnam comprehensive partnership. He highly valued Vietnam's COVID-19 prevention and control efforts with safe and flexible adaptation to the pandemic. The official affirmed Canada's commitment to help Vietnam and regional countries access vaccines via the COVAX Facility and the ASEAN COVID-19 Response Fund.
On regional and global issues of shared concern, including the East Sea issue, both sides highlighted the observance of international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), and agreed to continue close cooperation at regional and international multilateral forums.