Canada committed to accompanying Việt Nam in its development journey: Minister

January 09, 2024

HÀ NỘI — Canada is proud of being a "strong, long-term, and reliable economic and development partner" to Việt Nam throughout the decades and will continue to play that role well into the next phase of bilateral ties, Minister of International Development Ahmed Hussen said at an event held on Tuesday in Hà Nội, as part of his visit to Việt Nam. Since the early 1990s, Canada has contributed close to US$1.8 billion in assistance to support Việt Nam's efforts to reduce poverty and inequality, through growth that works for everyone, particularly women and girls, and Canada pledged to "continue to be with Việt Nam and work with Việt Nam on its priorities and achieving sustainable and inclusive growth for everyone," the official stressed. Minister Hussen also stated that Việt Nam has a "central place" in Canada's Indo-Pacific Strategy, which aims at promoting peace, stability, resilience and security, expanding trade, investment and supply chain resilience in the region. On the occasion, a book entitled "Lasting Legacy: 30 Years of Development Cooperation between Canada and Việt Nam" was also launched. While in Hà Nội, Minister Hussen also chaired a roundtable with Canada’s partners and key stakeholders in Việt Nam, to learn about Global Affairs Canada's initiatives in Việt Nam that leverage private sector funding to address social and development challenges and discuss ways to mobilise private sector resources and impact investment.— VNS

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