Deepening Vietnam – Japan relations

On September 12, at the Presidential Palace, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc received Japanese Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo, who is visiting Vietnam, and welcomed him for choosing Vietnam as the first country to visit in his capacity. Japanese Defense Minister.

Appreciating the results of talks between Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo and Defense Minister Phan Van Giang, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc said that this result contributed to deepening the two countries’ relations, in line with the bilateral relationship. Vietnam – Japan extensive strategic cooperation, thereby contributing to peace, stability, cooperation and development of each country, the region and the world.

The President affirmed that Vietnam will create all favorable conditions to further promote cooperation in the field of defense between the two countries.

Glad to see that despite the complicated developments of the Covid-19 pandemic in the past 2 years, trade and investment cooperation between the two countries has been maintained and strengthened, the President said that Japan continues to be the leading country in the world. ranked second in terms of foreign investment capital in Vietnam with 65 billion USD. At the end of last year, the two countries’ trade turnover reached 40 billion USD.

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President Nguyen Xuan Phuc received Japanese Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo on the morning of September 12 Photo: VNA

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc highly appreciated Japan’s effective and timely support for countries affected by the Covid-19 epidemic, including Vietnam; At the same time, he thanked the Japanese Government for supporting Vietnam with more than 3 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine.

The President suggested that Japan continue to support vaccines, as well as help Vietnam access other vaccine sources; supporting Vietnam in the production of vaccines and medical equipment.

Welcoming and supporting Japan for its many positive contributions to maintaining peace, stability, security and development in the region as well as in the world, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the same time highly appreciated the stance of Japan. of Japan on ensuring security, safety and freedom of navigation and aviation in the East Sea; settle disputes and disagreements by peaceful means on the basis of respect for international law, especially the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea as well as the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) ).

Sincerely thank President Nguyen Xuan Phuc for taking the time to meet, the Japanese Defense Minister expressed his appreciation for the President, who has made many contributions to promoting relations between the two countries in the past time. via; at the same time affirming that Vietnam is Japan’s leading partner in the region.

Minister Kishi Nobuo wished the two countries to further strengthen cooperation in the field of defense, promoting cooperation on the basis of signed agreements. Japan continues to actively cooperate with Vietnam in overcoming the consequences of war, search and rescue, and maritime security.

Minister Kishi Nobuo emphasized that Japan is committed to continuing to cooperate with Vietnam to control the epidemic and is ready to cooperate and support Vietnam in the prevention of the Covid-19 epidemic.

On the same day, receiving Minister Kishi Nobuo, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh suggested that Japan continue to dedicate new ODA projects, giving priority to strategic infrastructure development; encouraging and supporting Japanese enterprises to increase investment in Vietnam, diversify supply chains, support the development of supporting industries, innovate in association with technology transfer, especially high technology, green, clean; strengthen cooperation in digital transformation; promote the early opening of favorable consumption markets for Vietnamese agricultural and aquatic products and a number of Japanese agricultural products.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh emphasized that Vietnam will continue to create a transparent and favorable investment environment and is ready to accompany and solve difficulties and problems of foreign enterprises, including Japanese ones. Copy.

Within the framework of the visit, on September 11, Japanese Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo came to lay a wreath and visit the Mausoleum to visit President Ho Chi Minh; talks with General Phan Van Giang, Minister of National Defense of Vietnam; witnessed the signing of an agreement to transfer defense equipment and technology between Vietnam and Japan; Visit Vietnam Military History Museum.

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