Hanoi leader receives Canada’s Ontario Premier, Pakistani guest hinh anh 1The meeting between Chairman of the People’s Committee of Hanoi Nguyen Duc Chung and Premier of Canada’s Ontario state Kathleen Wynne (Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn)

Hanoi (VNA)
– Chairman of the People’s Committee of Hanoi Nguyen Duc Chung hosted a reception on November 5 for Premier of Canada’s Ontario state Kathleen Wynne, during which the two sides sought measures to forge cooperation in many areas.

Chung expressed hope that the visit will strengthen bilateral collaboration in education and training, high technology application on administrative reform, health care, human resources, tourism, green technology transfer, and business experience exchange.

Chung noted that Ontario is running 22 projects worth nearly 6 million USD in Hanoi, while two-way trade reached about 100 million USD. However, he said potential remains to improve ties, stating that Hanoi wishes to work with Ontario in all fields.

For her part, Wynne said that Canadian businesses are interested in the Vietnamese and Hanoi market. Her visit aims to show Canadian goodwill for cooperation in a hope to deepen relations between the two sides, she said.

Wynne told her host that Ontario is one of the economic driving forces of Canada with strength in green technology. She affirmed that Ontario is willing to support Hanoi in all areas, especially education and training.

Stressing the need for the governments of both localities to pay more attention to linking businesses of both sides, she suggested that the two localities’ officials hold dialogues regularly.

The same day, Chung also met with Vice Director of the Lahore National School of Public Policy of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Jamil Ahqi who is leading a Pakistani delegation to Hanoi to learn experience in managing and implementing development policies.

Chung said that Hanoi is focusing on infrastructure development, human resources and administrative reform, especially streamlining public servant system.

Mian Muhammad Jamil Ahqi said that his delegation learnt helpful experience during the visit. He expressed his hope that Vietnam and Pakistan will continue increasing cooperation and experience exchanges.-VNA