Governor General of Canada David Johnston will be in Vietnam from November 16 to 19 as part of a Southeast Asia visit that also includes Malaysia and Singapore.
This is Johnston's first state visit as the governor general of Canada.
During his time in Vietnam, Johnston will highlight important education ties and promote trade and investment ties between Canada and Vietnam.
The governor general is scheduled to join a panel discussion on multiculturalism at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Hanoi, and deliver a keynote address on the "Diplomacy of Knowledge: Education and Globalization in the 21st Century" at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Industry.
Johnston will attend a panel discussion on skills training at My Lan Group in Tra Vinh Province and meet with representatives from the business community and civil society. He also will visit projects supported by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in Hanoi and Soc Trang Province.