Viet Nam takes Japan as partner of top importance: PM

Update: 21:53 | 12/09/2021
On the morning of September 12th at the Government Office, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh received visiting Japan 's Minister of Defence Kishi Nobuo.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (R) receives Japanese Defence Minister Kishi Nobuo (Photo: VNA)
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (R) receives Defence Minister of Japan Kishi Nobuo (Photo: VNA)

The Party, State and Government and people of Viet Nam 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 Defence Minister Kishi Nobuo in Hanoi on September 12.

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

He thanked Japan for providing Viet Nam 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 Viet Nam with vaccines.

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

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

Japan will continue cooperating with Viet Nam in the field of Viet Nam’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 Viet Nam’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.

Viet Nam supported the process of peace and denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsular, while the Japanese side affirmed support of ASEAN efforts on the issue of Myanmar.

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(Source: VNA)