Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on May 26 headed to Japan to attend the 2016 expanded Group of Seven (G7) Summit in Mie Prefecture, Japan.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrives in Japan__Photo: Anh Vu
This first visit to Japan as head of the Vietnamese Government is paid in the context that the extensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and Japan is thriving, the Prime Minister told the Japanese press ahead of his trip.
During the three-day visit from May 26 to 28, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc is scheduled to attend a high-level economic policy dialogue between Vietnam and Japan, hold bilateral talks with leaders of certain countries on the sidelines of the expanded G7 Summit, and hold talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.
The two PMs will also discuss general ideas and specific measures to foster bilateral ties in various areas. Specific areas of focus include mutual political trust and cooperation in economy, trade, investment, official development assistance, support industries, agriculture, natural disaster and climate change response, health care, education-training, science and technology, among others.
Japan is one of Vietnam’s leading economic partners. The two countries recorded bilateral trade value of more than USD 28 billion last year. Japan ranks second among 114 countries and territories worldwide investing in Vietnam, with over 3,000 direct investment projects worth over USD 39 billion as of April 20, 2016.
Regarding the expanded G7 Summit participated by Vietnam for the first time, PM Phuc hoped participating countries will contribute their voice and take pragmatic actions to consolidate peace and stability, settle regional and global issues, including sustainable development, infrastructure, natural disasters and climate change, terrorism, food, water resource, maritime and aviation security.- (VLLF)