PM leaves for Canada to attend G7 outreach session
Updated at Friday, 08 Jun 2018, 10:14
The Hanoitimes - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has left Vietnam for a three-day visit (June 8-10) to Canada to attend the outreach session of the G7 Summit at the invitation of his Canadian counterpart Justine Trudeau.
This year, G7 Summit will be held in Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada with the attendance of seven world’s advanced economies namely Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US.
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Photo: VNA
Scheduled to take place on June 9, the G7 outreach session will see the participation of leaders from G7 economies, European Union and eleven guest nations namely Vietnam, Argentina, Bangladesh, Haiti, Jamaica, Kenya, South Africa, Rwanda, Samoa, Senegal, Seychelles along with other international organizations.
The G7 Summit offers an opportunity for G7 leaders, ministers and policy makers to annually gather, discuss, build consensus and set trends around some of today’s most challenging global issues.
Over the past 40 years, the G7 has strengthened international economic and security policy, mainstreamed climate change and gender equality, brought donors together and supported disarmament programs. It has been proven to provide the global leadership and play a powerful role in impacting world issues.
The second time being invited to the event gives Vietnam a chance to prove its role in the international arena and shows its capacity to define solutions, ideas to tackle numerous global issues, including matters of its concern such as climate change response.