Viet Nam Seeks Canada's Assistance to Further Engage in Peacekeeping Operations

10:02:18 AM | 11/19/2023

President Vo Van Thuong called for Canada's support and assistance for Viet Nam to further engage in the UN-led peacekeeping operations.

President Vo Van Thuong and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in San Francisco, the U.S., November 16, 2023.

Vo made the call during his meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in San Francisco, the U.S. on November 16 as the pair are there to attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Week.

President Vo expressed his wish to welcome Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Viet Nam in the time to come.

For his side, Prime Minister Trudeau reasured that Canada attaches importance the relationship with Viet Nam, and continues to give priority to strengthening cooperation with the Southeast country, particularly in such fields like politics-diplomacy, econony-trade, education and training, defense and security, and people-to-people exchanges.

The two leaders noted with pleasure at the continued growth of the comprehensive partnership between the two countries, especially the two way trade reached more than US$7 billion in 2022, a year-on-year increase of nearly 17 percent.

Viet Nam has become the second biggest trade partner of Canada in ASEAN while Canada is Viet Nam's second largest trade partner in the Americas.

Canada is now home to approximately 20,000 Vietnamese students, the 8th biggest foreign student community in the country.

Regarding regional and international issues of shared concern, including the East Sea issue, the two leaders affirmed their resolve to continue coordination and mutual support at multilateral forums, including the UN and APEC, and to uphold the role of international law.

Source: VGP