Canada’s FA Minister visits Can Tho city

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion yesterday visited Can Tho city as a stop during his trip to Vietnam from September 3- 8.

Chairman of the People’s Committee of Can Tho city Vo Thanh Tong receives Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister. on Sep. 6th, 2016. (Photo: SGGP)

At the reception, the Chairman of the People’s Committee of Can Tho city Vo Thanh Tong shared with the Canadian minister about city’s role, position and economy & society achievements.

In the first seven months of 2016, the turnover of city’s export to the Canadian market reached over US$ 9 million, mostly from seafood and textile and garment goods.

However, Can Tho city does not have access to any ODA project from Canada and Canadian investors have not yet come to the city.

Mekong Delta provinces in general and Can Tho city in particular have suffered difficulties and challenges by sea water level increase, salt water intrusion and fresh water shortage from Mekong River, added the chairman.

Mr. Stéphane Dion said that climate change does not have line, and this is the reason why the minister come to Can Tho city to learn and share the serious problems. Canada will assist Vietnam's provinces including Can Tho city about knowledge, experience and aids to deal with climate change.

On the same day, the Canadian foreign affairs minister also paid a visit to Can Tho University, and a courtesy to the south-western region’s steering committee.

By Ham Luong- Translated by Huyen Huong

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