VIETNAM, May 27 –
Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Phạm Bình Minh paid a courtesy call on Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio during his trip to Japan to attend the International Conference on the Future of Asia. — Photo VNA/VNS
HÀ NỘI — During his visit to Japan, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Phạm Bình Minh paid courtesy calls on Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and several other senior Japanese officials on May 26-27.
During the meetings, Deputy Prime Minister Minh said that Việt Nam always regards Japan as an extensive, reliable and important strategic partner, hoping that the two sides will continue to implement the important agreements and common understandings reached during official visits by Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính and the Prime Minister. Kishida Fumio, contributing to the promotion of bilateral relations.
The Deputy Prime Minister stressed that as the two sides reopen with the COVID-19 situation under control, Việt Nam and Japan should continue to exchange high-level delegations, especially through Party, the State and the National Assembly, and hope that Japanese leaders will encourage Japanese companies to increase their investments and accelerate the diversification of supply chains in Việt Nam.
He also hopes that Japan pays attention to and creates favorable conditions for the Vietnamese community in Japan, promotes local cooperation, cultural exchanges, people-to-people exchanges, and closely coordinates the organization of activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of relations. diplomats in 2023. .
Japanese leaders all affirmed the importance of relations with Việt Nam and spoke highly of Việt Nam’s achievements in socio-economic development and COVID-19 control, as well as the growing position and role importance of Việt Nam in the world, while appreciating the important contributions of the Vietnamese community to the development of Japan.
Prime Minister Kishida Fumio reiterated his good impression from his recent visit to Việt Nam, and said he will promote the effective implementation of the results of the mutual visits of the Prime Ministers of the two countries.
Speaker of the House of Representatives Hosoda Hiroyuki and Speaker of the Senate Santo Akico said they will strengthen exchanges between the two parliaments and look forward to improving coordination at regional and international inter-parliamentary forums, and that ‘they will support the Japanese government in implementing comprehensive measures and extensive cooperation with Việt Nam.
Japanese Foreign Minister Haiasi Iosimasa and Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hagiuda Koichi spoke highly of the Vietnamese government’s efforts and resolve to create an open and transparent investment environment, maintain its commitment towards investors and effectively manage the difficulties encountered by Japanese companies.
They also affirmed the willingness to exchange experiences and knowledge on Japan’s success with Việt Nam, expressed their agreement with Việt Nam to expand cooperation in the fields of technological innovation, insurance of the supply chain, digital transformation, the fight against climate change, the acceleration of procedures to be announced soon. the opening of the Japanese market for exported Vietnamese longans, and will soon restore normal travel for citizens of the two countries.
The two sides also discussed regional and international issues of common concern, agreeing to strengthen close coordination in international and regional forums such as the United Nations, ASEAN, Mekong, and coordination in the implementation of Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
The leaders of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) also affirmed that they will continue to work together to remove obstacles to ODA projects and work closely together to expand the supply of ODA to Việt Nam in times to come, especially the next generation ODA program that the MPs of the two countries have agreed upon.
JICA also said that Japanese business delegations will soon visit Việt Nam to study and explore opportunities for cooperation and investment, effectively contributing to the substantive relationship between the two countries.—VNS