The uncompromising state of Canada's relations with Vietnam

Canada’s distance with Vietnam can allow Ottawa to speak bluntly on sensitive matters when dealing with Hanoi.

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Then-foreign minister John Baird with Pham Binh Minh, Vietnam’s deputy prime minister and foreign minister, Sept. 29, 2014.
Duvien Tran, Khanh Vu Duc
Published: Wednesday, 06/24/2015 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Thursday, 06/25/2015 11:58 am EDT

Vietnam and Canada are not particularly close.

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