|Vietnamese Consul General in Vancouver Nguyen Quang Trung (L) receives recognition from Senator Victor Oh.
The Vietnamese Consulate General in Vancouver recently organized a “Homeland Spring” program to bring a warm Lunar New Year (Tet) atmosphere to Vietnamese people living in Western Canada.
Prominent guests at the event included authorities from the Canadian province of British Columbia; Senator Victor Oh, co-chair of the Canada-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group; and representatives from Consulate Generals of Asian countries in Vancouver.
During his speech, Trung shared Vietnam’s achievements in foreign affairs and socio-economic development over the past year, particularly highlighting significant milestones in Vietnam-Canada relations as the two countries celebrated the 50th anniversary of their diplomatic ties.
British Columbia opened a trade and investment office in Ho Chi Minh City last year and views Vietnam as 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.
During the event, Bruce Ralston, Minister of Forests and Minister Responsible for the Consular Corps of British Columbia, praised the program for contributing to the diversity of multicultural society in Canada.
He also commended the Vietnamese community and the Vietnam-Canada Business Association (VCBA) for their role in the socio-economic development of the province, as well as the positive contributions of the Consulate General in promoting the partnership between Vietnam and British Columbia.
As a token of appreciation from the local government, Ralston presented Trung with an insignia in recognition of his contributions to the Vietnam-British Columbia relationship.
Furthermore, Senator Victor Oh, representing the Senate of Canada and the Canada-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Group, awarded the Consul General with an insignia in recognition of his efforts to strengthen relations between the two countries./.