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Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Vietnam takes Japan as partner of top importance: PM

Updated: 09:17’ - 13/09/2021
The Party, State, Government and people of Vietnam take Japan as one of the partners of top importance which enjoys a high trust in the country’s foreign policy, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh told visiting Japanese Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo in Hanoi on September 12.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (R) receives Japanese Defence Minister Kishi Nobuo__Photo: VNA

The PM also affirmed to facilitate the development of the bilateral national defense cooperation, and said Vietnam welcomes Japan’s active contributions to and support its greater role in maintaining peace, stability and development in the region and the world as a whole.

He thanked Japan for providing Vietnam with over 3 million doses of vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic and facilitating Vietnamese working and living in Japan, and asked the country to help Vietnam with vaccines.

PM Chinh asked the Japanese side to continue providing Vietnam with new ODA projects, and pledged Vietnam will continue creating a transparent and favorable environment for investment by foreign countries, including Japanese ones.

The Japanese minister spoke highly of the Vietnam Government’s efforts in the fight against the pandemic and affirmed he will ask relevant authorities to continue the vaccine assistance to Vietnam.

Japan will continue cooperating with Vietnam in the field of Vietnam’s priority, he said.

The two spoke highly of the outcomes of the cooperation between the two countries in various fields and affirmed to continue pushing the development of the intensive and extensive strategic partnership between the two countries, thus helping ensure peace, stability and development in the region and the world over.

They exchanged ideas on international and regional issues. On those on the sea, including the East Sea and the East China Sea, PM Chinh affirmed Vietnam’s viewpoint of maintaining peace, stability, security, safety and freedom of navigation and aviation, settling disputes and differences in the sea by peaceful measures on the basis of respect to international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in 1982.

Vietnam supported the process of peace and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsular, while the Japanese side affirmed support to ASEAN efforts on the issue of Myanmar.- (VNA/VLLF)

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