General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong (R) meets with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on November 8 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong hosted a reception for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Hanoi on November 8.

He welcomed the Canadian PM’s official visit to Vietnam and considered it as an important milestone in the two countries’ relations.

He informed his guest about Vietnam’s reform, development and foreign policies, noting that Vietnam always treasures the traditional friendship with Canada.

General Secretary Trong applauded bilateral cooperation over the past years as well as the elevation of their relations to a comprehensive partnership during Trudeau’s trip.

Valuing the outcomes of the talks between Prime Ministers Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Justin Trudeau, he asked both sides to implement the reached agreements well and continue enhancing bilateral ties in a result-oriented manner for the sake of the two peoples and for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.

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For his part, PM Trudeau said he is impressed with Vietnam’s economic development achievements, particularly in improving people’s living standards. He also spoke highly of the country’s foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, and multilateralisation and diversification of foreign relations.

Canada attaches importance to its connections with Vietnam and will remain a good friend of the Southeast Asian nation in a changing world, he said, pledging to strongly step up the two countries’ cooperation in economy, science-technology, education, and promotion of multilateralism on the basis of respecting law in a globalised world. 

He also valued Vietnam’s preparations for and important contributions to the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting, which is going to take place in Da Nang city in the next few days.-VNA