PM concludes attendance of G7 Outreach Summit
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc held talks with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau in Quebec, Canada, on Sunday (local time) as part of Mr. Phuc's trip to attend the G7 Outreach Summit and visit Canada.
Mr. Phuc praised Canada's role as host of the Summit to help maintain peace and stability and boost international cooperation in addressing global challenges. He reiterated Vietnam's wishes to advance the comprehensive partnership with Canada.
PM Trudeau said Vietnam is Canada's important partner in the region. He praised Vietnam's role in the international arena as well as contributions made by PM Phuc and the Vietnamese delegation to the G7 Outreach Summit, especially Vietnam's initiatives regarding cooperation in raising responding capacity for coastal communities, developing fisheries sustainably and protecting the marine environment.
Host and guest highlighted the developments in the friendship and cooperation between the two countries over the past time, with the most noteworthy being the establishment of the comprehensive partnership in November 2017 and the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) agreement in March 2018. They agreed to coordinate in organising activities to mark the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties, including a Vietnam Culture Week in Canada. They agreed to maintain and enhance their close coordination at regional and international forums such as the United Nations (UN), the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum, the Francophone Community, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
The two PMs agreed on the necessity to ensure security, safety and freedom of navigation and aviation in the East Sea, and voiced support of the settlement of disputes in the waters via peaceful means with full respect for diplomatic and legal procedures without use or threat to use force, and with respect for international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties (DOC) in the East Sea, towards the early conclusion of the Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC), while promoting the use of the ocean for peaceful purposes and marine environmental protection.
The same day, PM Phuc and the high-level Vietnamese delegation left Canada for Vietnam, concluding their attendance in the G7 Outreach Summit and visit to Canada.