Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi at a meeting in Ottawa on June 7 (Photo: AFP/VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Canada will provide 20 million CAD (14 million USD) to help Myanmar implement two initiatives on climate change adaptation and social development in the next five years.

The announcement was made by Minister of International Development and La Francophonie of Canada Marie-Claude Bibeau at a meeting with Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, who is on a visit to Canada from June 5-9.

Canada wants to help promote prosperity and benefits for the most vulnerable in Myanmar, especially women, poor farmers and young people, said Bibeau.

She added that the Canada’s support will help enhance the Myanmar government’s capacity to respond to natural disasters.

Previously, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged a peace and humanitarian aid worth 8.8 million CAD (6 million USD) to the Southeast Asian country.

To date, Canada has provided over 95 million CAD in official development assistance for Myanmar. The two countries signed a memorandum of understanding on effective development cooperation in February this year.-VNA