Vietnamese Consul General Honored for Contributions to Vietnam-Canda Ties
|Vietnamese Consul General in Vancouver Nguyen Quang Trung (L) receives recognition from Senator Victor Oh.
The Vietnamese Consulate General in Vancouver has recently held a “Homeland Spring” program to bring a warm Lunar New Year (Tet) atmosphere to overseas Vietnamese living in the western region of Canada.
Prominent among the guests at the event were authorities of the Canadian province of British Columbia; Senator Victor Oh, who co-chairs the Canada - Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group; and those from Consulate Generals of Asian countries in Vancouver.
In his remarks, Trung briefed participants on Vietnam’s achievements in foreign affairs and socio-economic development in the past year, particularly milestones of relations between Vietnam and Canada as the two countries celebrated the 50th founding anniversary of their diplomatic ties last year.
British Columbia opened a trade and investment office in Ho Chi Minh City last year and it always considers Vietnam an important destination for investment activities and a gateway for its businesses to access the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
|Vietnamese Consul General in Vancouver Nguyen Quang Trung presents a gift to authorities of British Columbia.
Speaking at the event, British Columbia's Minister of Forests and Minister Responsible for the Consular Corps Bruce Ralston lauded the program which helped to contribute to the richness of the multicultural society in Canada.
He also praised the roles of the Vietnamese community in general and the Vietnam-Canada Business Association (VCBA) in particular in the province's socio-economic development as well as the positive contributions of the Consulate General to promoting the partnership between Vietnam and British Columbia.
On behalf of the local government, Ralston handed over an insignia to Trung in recognition of his contributions to the relationship between Vietnam and British Columbia.
Meanwhile, on behalf of the Senate of Canada and the Canada - Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Group, Senator Victor Oh presented the Consul General with an insignia for his contributions to strengthening relations between the two countries./.
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