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Date 23/02/2022-19:54:00 PM
Minister Nguyen Chi Dung receives the Canadian Ambassador to Vietnam
(MPI) – On the afternoon of February 23rd, 2022, Minister Nguyen Chi Dung had a meeting with the Canadian Ambassador to Vietnam Deborah Anne Paul on the occasion of finishing her term of office in Vietnam at the head office of the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI).
Minister Nguyen Chi Dung met Canadian Ambassador Deborah Anne Paul. Photo: MPI

Ambassador Deborah Anne Paul expressed her gratitude to Minister Nguyen Chi Dung for taking time to welcome her and her colleagues from the MPI for their great support during her working term as an ambassador in Vietnam. She said that Canada’s bilateral cooperation programme for Vietnam were priorities for inclusive development, development for women's businesses, private investment, support for SMEs, digitization and innovation.

Ambassador Deborah Anne Paul congratulated Vietnam on its strong commitments at the COP26 Conference and stated that Canada looked forward to cooperating with Vietnam as well as the MPI on programs related to climate change and biodiversity.

Minister Nguyen Chi Dung congratulated Ambassador Deborah Anne Paul on her successful working term in Vietnam. The Minister sincerely thanked Ambassador Deborah Paul for the precious affection, cooperation and support of Ambassador Deborah Paul to Vietnam. It is also anticipated that in her future position, Ambassador Deborah Paul would continue to pay attention and make contributions to the friendship and cooperation relations between the people of Vietnam and Canada, contributing to the deepening of the well-developed comprehensive partnership between the two countries.

In 2021, with the joint efforts of the whole nation and the support of international communities, Vietnam has achieved impressive results despite facing many difficulties and challenges.Minister Nguyen Chi Dung expressed his apreciation to the international communities, including Canada, for placing their trust in Vietnam’s policies and results of pandemic prevention and control. Vietnam wishes that governments of other countries, including the Government of Canada, continue to accompany and support Vietnam, not only in terms of resources but also in good experiences for the socio-economic development restoration programme and 5-year socio-economic development plan for the 2021-2025 period.

Photo: MPI

The well-developed relations between Vietnam and Canada were stressed on by Minister Nguyen Chi Dung, including trade, investment and economy that made great progress and changes but have not commensurated with the potential and expectations of both countries. Vietnam hopes that Canada will continue to take advantage of opportunities to promote investment and trade, and take advantage of signed FTAs to bring more mutual benefits.

Vietnam highly appreciated Canada’s non-refundable aid and the projects that were effectively implemented and operated, contributing to the socio-economic development of Vietnam. The Minister hoped that the Canadian Government will continue to provide support for Vietnam during its struggling state. The Canada’s projects to support the private and cooperative sector, institutional development, and female businesses have been well implemented. It is also anticipated that the Canadian Government would pay attention to the business groups of the vulnerable, social enterprises, business households and ways to create livelihoods and jobs, etc. The MPI will closely coordinate with the Embassy of Canada in the implementation process to achieve the highest efficiency of the project./.

Bao Linh
Ministry of Planning and Investment

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