Canada hails Vietnam’s success in coronavirus fight

(VOVWORLD) - Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne congratulated Vietnam on its successes containing the novel coronavirus during a phone conversation on Thursday with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.

Mr. Minh affirmed Vietnam’s readiness to cooperate with countries like Canada in recovering global trade and supply chains. He applauded Canada’s efforts in combating the COVID-19 pandemic, and thanked the Canadian Government for helping Vietnam organize two flights to bring home 550 Vietnamese citizens.

Mr. Champagne said he hopes for further information sharing and collaboration in the fight against the epidemic through bilateral and multilateral cooperation mechanisms. The two agreed to promote closer coordination at regional and global forums while Vietnam is ASEAN Chair and a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.