Vietnam ready to cooperate with Canada in trade recovery hinh anh 1Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh  (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam stands ready to cooperative with countries, including Canada, in recovering the global trade and supply chain, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh told Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne during their phone talks on May 14.

Minh lauded Canada’s efforts in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, and thanked the Canadian Government for its coordination with and support to Vietnam in organising two fights bring home more than 550 Vietnamese citizens from the country.

He stressed the Vietnamese Government’s resolve to contain the epidemic while promoting production and business.

For his part, Champagne congratulated Vietnam on its successes in coping with the pandemic, and thanked the country for its coordination in repatriating Canadians in China in January.

The Canadian minister expressed his hope for further information sharing and collaboration in the epidemic combat through bilateral and multilateral cooperation mechanisms.

The two sides spoke highly of the fruitful bilateral relations across spheres, especially after Vietnam and Canada established a comprehensive partnership in 2017 and began to realise the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

They agreed to step up the exchange of all-level delegations and maintain the existing mechanisms between the two foreign ministries.

The two sides pledged to closely coordinate with each other at regional and international forums during the time when Vietnam works as ASEAN Chair 2020 and a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for 2020-2021./.