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Vietnam, Canada seek quick recognition of vaccine passports

By Viet Anh   November 2, 2021 | 10:49 pm PT
The leaders of Vietnam and Canada have agreed the two countries need to speed up the process for recognizing each other's Covid-19 vaccine passports.

At their meeting Tuesday on the sidelines of the 2021 U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP26) being held in the U.K., Prime Ministers Pham Minh Chinh and Justin Trudeau said the passes could support their countries’ socio-economic recovery amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press release.

Chinh told Trudeau that Vietnam has changed its strategy in dealing with Covid, switching to safe adaptation and effectively controlling the outbreak.

In mid-October Vietnam announced that it would accept Covid-19 vaccine passports from 72 countries and territories, and was discussing the issue with 80 others.

Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (L) and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau meet in the UK on November 2, 2021. Photo courtesy of Vietnam News Agency.

Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (L) and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau meet in the UK on November 2, 2021. Photo by Vietnam News Agency

Referring to climate change efforts, the Vietnamese leader sought Canadian assistance for effecting institutional reform and with green technology and finance and human resources training for climate change response and innovation.

He hoped to see Canadian businesses increase their investment in Vietnam, especially in the green economy, digital economy and climate change response, he said.

The two sides also shared views on maintaining global peace and stability on the basis of international law, and safeguarding countries' legitimate and lawful interests for peace and common prosperity.

Trudeau stressed the importance of rule of law and promoting a rules-based world order.

 
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