September 26, 2011
New York City
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird meets with Vietnam’s foreign minister, Pham Binh Minh, at the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on September 26, 2011.
The ministers discussed a range of issues of interest, including the strength of Canada-Vietnam bilateral relations and the two countries’ growing commercial relationship and significant development cooperation. Minister Baird also took the opportunity to note Canada’s concerns with the human-rights situation in Vietnam, mentioning in particular the case of Father Nguyen Van Ly.