National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung has expressed the hope that the parliaments of Vietnam and Canada will boost cooperation and lay a foundation for promoting cooperative agreements between the two countries.

While receiving Canadian Governor General David Johnston in Hanoi on Nov. 17, NA Chairman Hung suggested Vietnam and Canada bolster cooperation in politics, diplomacy, healthcare, trade and investment.

The legislative chief thanked the Canadian State and people for their active support for Vietnam’s socio-economic development projects and said he hoped programme coordination will be effectively carried out.

Vietnam is striving to rebuild the country after war, finalising mechanisms to boost economic development, speeding up hunger eradication and poverty reduction programmes and ensuring social security, said NA Chairman Hung.

Vietnam is making a comprehensive international integration in various fields and willing to cooperate with Canada for the interest of each side and for peace and development, he affirmed.

The Governor General, on his first State visit to Vietnam, expressed his belief that the visit will bring the two countries’ relations to a new height.

Johnston commended Vietnam on fulfilling the Millennium Development Goals, especially in hunger eradication and poverty reduction and improving people’s living conditions.

Vietnam and Canada can boast of many opportunities and a great potential for cooperation, he said, noting that both countries should constantly boost cooperative activities to make contributions to bolstering their friendship./.