Chairman of the Hanoi municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung (R) and Canadian Ambassador to Vietnam, Deborah Paul (Source: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – Chairman of the Hanoi municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung hosted a reception in the capital city on January 29 for the newly-accredited Canadian Ambassador to Vietnam, Deborah Paul.

Chung expressed his hope that Ambassador Paul would serve as a bridge linking Canada to Vietnam, as well as Hanoi in particular, in the new era.

He said the adoption of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) offers both opportunities and challenges to Hanoi. Local authorities have come up with a plan for administrative reform, economic restructuring, and macro-economic stability to ensure the development of the business community, he added, thereby facilitating cultural, goods, and trade exchange.

Paul, for her part, said the establishment of the Canada-Vietnam comprehensive cooperative partnership has deepened ties between people of the two countries.

She said Canada will send a delegation to Vietnam in the near future to assess the impacts, opportunities, and challenges of the CPTPP, as well as increase cooperation in fields of Hanoi’s interest, such as human resources training, information, communications, and clean technology. –VNA