Government leader hosts former Canadian PM

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception in Hanoi on Thursday for former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, who is on a visit to Vietnam to boost cooperative projects between the two countries.

Phuc spoke highly of the former Prime Minister's important contributions to fostering the bilateral relations, and affirmed that Vietnam treasures and wants to deepen its comprehensive partnership with Canada. Chretien mentioned his recent meeting with the Vietnamese Government leader in Quebec in 2018, and said he had determined resources to support Vietnam in developing airports. As Vietnam is becoming an attractive destination for international tourists, foreign investors, including those from Canada, are paying attention to Vietnam and want to do business in the country, he stated. Phuc thanked the former Prime Minister for helping speed up the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding on a technical assistance package between the Airports Corporation of Vietnam and the National Bank of Canada signed during his visit to Canada last year. He affirmed that with its high economic growth, Vietnam will have considerable demand for capital to develop its infrastructure, including upgrading airports. He also expressed his hope that the former Canadian PM maintains his contributions to the bilateral relations, especially in economics, trade and investment, and continues serving as a bridge for their enterprises.

Source: VOV5