Vietnam, Japan agreed on strengthening extensive strategic partnership
|Permanent Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Minh Vu welcomed Senior Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan Yamada Shigeo. (Photo: WVR/Quang Hoa)|
Permanent Deputy Minister Nguyen Minh Vu affirmed that Vietnam highly appreciates the positive and comprehensive development of the extensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and Japan. The recent two mutual visits by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio have created a driving force for the two countries' relations to further develop.
Permanent Deputy Minister Nguyen Minh Vu once again expressed deep condolences over the death of late former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, reaffirming that the Vietnamese leaders always appreciate the great contributions of the late former Prime Minister Abe to Vietnam-Japan relations.
Japanese Senior Deputy Foreign Minister Yamada expressed his pleasure to visit Vietnam again and emphasized that Japan attaches great importance to and wishes to promote the extensive strategic partnership with Vietnam; highly appreciated Vietnam's role and position in the region and the world at large, affirming that Japan will continue to cooperate and support Vietnam in the development process.
|Permanent Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Minh Vu hold talks with Japanese Senior Deputy Foreign Minister Yamada Shigeo. (Photo: WVR/Quang Hoa)|
In an atmosphere of sincerity and trust, the two sides exchanged views on each country's foreign policy. The two sides reviewed the progress of the implementation of agreements made by two countries' leaders, including the effective implementation of the new generation ODA loan program, creating favorable conditions for Vietnamese agricultural products to export to Japan.
The two sides also exchanged ideas on directions and measures to bring Vietnam-Japan extensive strategic partnership to further substantive and effective development in various fields, especially on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations by 2023.
The two sides agreed to continue to strengthen exchanges and contacts at all levels, especially at high levels, strengthen cooperation between the two Foreign Ministries, improve the effectiveness of dialogue mechanisms, and work closely to promote cooperation in the areas of strengthening linkages between the two economies, trade, investment, labor, strategic infrastructure development, digital transformation, energy, climate change response, local cooperation, cultural exchange and people-to-people exchange in the future.
The two sides also exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual concern, agreeing to strengthen close coordination at international and regional forums, such as the East Sea, ASEAN, Mekong, and the United Nations.