In his remarks, Consul General Nguyen Quang Trung highlighted achievements the Vietnamese Government and people have recorded over the past 77 years, and the relations between Vietnam and Canada. 

The ceremony takes place in Vancouver city of Canada’s British Columbia province.

Two-way trade exceeded 10 billion CAD (over 7.6 billion USD) last year despite adverse impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, of which the trade value between Vietnam and British Columbia was 2.5 billion USD.

The trade revenue between Vietnam and Canada reached 6.1 billion CAD in the first half of this year, up nearly 25% year-on-year.

More than 20,000 Vietnamese students are studying at educational institutions across Canada.

On this occasion, Premier of British Columbia John Horgan sent a congratulatory letter to the Vietnamese Consulate General, under which he affirmed that British Columbia wants to promote the friendship with Vietnam.

In his remarks, Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation of British Columbia Bruce Ralston emphasized the comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Canada and British Columbia in particular, especially in economy, trade and education-training.

Vietnam is an important partner of Canada in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in Asia-Pacific, and is one of the most fastest-growing strategic trade partners of British Columbia and Canada as well in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), he affirmed.

A similar ceremony was held by the Vietnamese Consulate General in Sydney, Australia.

Present at the event, Scott Farlow, member of the Legislative Council of New South Wales, said the relations between Vietnam and Australia in general and New South Eales in particular have been developing sustainably, and are expected to grow further on the basis of mutual understanding and respect.

Mr. Scott Farlow, member of the Legislative Council of New South Wales, speaks at the event.

New South Wales wants to promote cooperation opportunities with Vietnam in all fields, from politics to trade, culture and education, he said.

On this occasion, Consul General Nguyen Dang Thang briefed the guests on a number of Vietnam’s trade, investment and tourism promotion programs in the country.

Consul General Nguyen Dang Thang addresses the ceremony.

Source: VNA