The Canadian navy ship, HMCS Regina began a visit to Ho Chi Minh City on June 4, as part of the activities to mark the 35th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam-Canada diplomatic ties.
According to the captain of HMCS Regina, Commander Haydn Edmundson, the ship has 240 officers and sailors on board.
Canadian Ambassador to Vietnam Gabriel-M.Lessard said that this visit is of great significance as it is taking place at a time when Vietnam and Canada are celebrating the establishment of their diplomatic relations. He said bilateral relations have been developing well in various fields.
Canada is an important partner for Vietnam in terms of development assistance and the two-way trade turnover ion 2007 hit a record high of US$1 billion, the Ambassador noted.
During their stay in HCM City, the Canadian guests will take part in some charitable activities, visit places of interest and lay a wreath at the late President Ho Chi Minh’s monument.