Overseas Vietnamese highly appreciated by PM Justin Trudeau

Wednesday, 11/01/2023 11:39
On the occasion of the upcoming Lunar New Year Festival (Tet), the biggest festival of the year of Vietnamese people, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has sent greetings to Vietnamese people living in Canada and around the world.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Photo: VNA) 

In his letter, the Canadian Prime Minister acknowledged continuous contributions of overseas Vietnamese in Canada to the host country, affirming that Tet is a good chance to understand more about the rich culture, customs and traditions of the Vietnamese community.

According to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in 2023, Vietnam and Canada will celebrate 50 years of the diplomatic relation establishment. Half a century has passed, the friendship and relationship between the two peoples continue to be strengthened with the presence of about 250,000 Vietnamese Canadians in this North American country, he added.

Since 2015, Vietnam has always maintained its position as the largest trading partner of Canada in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). According to Canadian statistics, in 2021, two-way trade reached 10.5 billion CAD (7.85 billion USD), compared to 8.9 billion CAD in 2020./.