Ho Chi Minh City continues to further increase trade cooperation with Canada

Thursday, 23/06/2022 00:37
Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Phan Van Mai has said that the trade cooperation between Ho Chi Minh City and Canada has much potential for further development, and urged the Canadian Consul General to provide conditions for Canadian investors to invest in the city in hi-tech, pharmaceutical, medical, information technology and digital transformation industries.

On June 22, he held a reception for new Canadian Consul General to Ho Chi Minh City Behzah Babakhani.

At the reception (Photo: hcmcpv.org.vn) 

Chairman of the City People's Committee Phan Van Mai affirmed that Ho Chi Minh City will do its best to accompany and carry out activities to prepare for activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Vietnam-Canada relations next year, and expressed his wish to promote the exchange of delegations to Ho Chi Minh City to learn and further strengthen the bilateral relationship between the two countries.

He thanked the Canadian government and people for their attention and help to Vietnam, especially during the time of COVID-19 prevention, and thanked the Canadian business community for accompanying Ho Chi Minh City to overcome the recent pandemic. Currently, as Ho Chi Minh City has basically recovered as before the pandemic in terms of economic, social and people's activities, he said he hoped that the Canadian business community will continue to accompany Ho Chi Minh City in the recovery and development.

He also suggested the Canada side create favorable conditions for Vietnamese people and students to work and study in Canada, and organize activities to enhance people-to-people exchanges on the occasion of the 50th anniversary.

The Canadian Consul General Behzah Babakhani confirmed Canada and Vietnam have a very close relationship. In Ho Chi Minh City, cooperation in the field of trade and investment continues to develop strongly. Trade relations between the two countries develop very rapidly. There are a number of Canadian businesses investing in the city and neighboring provinces. Relations between the two countries have not only developed in the field of trade, but also in people-to-people relations. Currently, there are many Vietnamese students studying in Canada, mainly students from Southern Vietnam, and most of them return to Vietnam to act as a bridge between the two countries.

He showed his hope that the two sides will coordinate with each other to celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties next year. This year, diverse Canadian delegations are expected to visit and work in Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh City./.

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