Prime Minister’s visit leaves deep imprint on Viet Nam-Japan ties: Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son
|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (left) and his Japanese counterpart Kishida Fumio. (Photo: VNA)|
Speaking to the media on the results of the Government leader's visit, the minister said that the goal of the visit is to reinforce and strengthen the bilateral extensive strategic partnership, bringing practical benefits to people and businesses of both sides, especially when the two countries are working to overcome consequences of COVID-19.
According to Son, the visit bears special significance in three aspects. It helps deepen the extensive strategic partnership with Japan, contributing to promoting bilateral cooperation in major areas, vividly reflecting Viet Nam’s external policy of independence, self-reliance, multilateralisation, diversification, peace, friendship, cooperation and development, and affirming that Viet Nam is a trustworthy friend and an active and responsible member of the international community.
The visit is even more meaningful as Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh is the first foreign guest of the new Japanese administration, said the FM.
Son highlighted that during the visit, the two sides defined major orientations and specific measures to deepen the already close and extensive relationship between the two countries. Those orientations and measures have been clarified in a clear, comprehensive and practical manner in the Joint Statement Toward the Opening of a New Era in Japan-Viet Nam Extensive Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity in Asia.
At the same time, the visit helps reinforce the friendship and enhance mutual understanding between the two nations and peoples, he said. During the visit, the Vietnamese leader reiterated a message that Viet Nam always considers Japan a friend and a reliable and leading important partner with many shared strategic interests, the minister stressed.
In addition, the visit contributes to strengthening cooperation among ministries, sectors, localities and businesses of both sides with more than 50 cooperation agreements signed in various fields, including many large-scale deals worth billions of USD, said Son.
Besides, the visit continues to affirm the rising role and position that Viet Nam plays in the world arena, Son said. The diverse activities of the PM and the high-ranking Vietnamese delegation in Japan once again showed the confidence and dynamism of Viet Nam, held the FM.