Japanese Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo lays a wreath at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum on September 11 – Photo: Japan’s Ministry of Defense
The Japanese Defense Ministry’s social networking site posted an image of Defense Minister Kishi laying a wreath at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum on September 11.
Mr. Kishi said that he visited the mausoleum during his trip to Vietnam, that “I have a deep affection for Vietnam”.
As Youth Online As reported earlier, Defense Minister Kishi arrived in Vietnam on September 10, starting his visit to September 12.
In Vietnam, Mr. Kishi and Vietnam’s Defense Minister Phan Van Giang discussed the regional situation, as well as exchanged views on an agreement to transfer defense equipment and technology.
In a phone call in June, the two sides agreed to soon sign the “Agreement on transfer of defense equipment and technology between the Government of Vietnam and the Government of Japan”.
Japanese media said that during this trip, Mr. Kishi will also discuss the situation in the East and South China Seas.
Minister Kishi’s visit to Vietnam was scheduled in advance, but had to be postponed due to the complicated development of the epidemic.
Defense Minister Kishi, 62, is the younger brother of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. In 2020, Mr. Kishi is among the new faces in Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide’s cabinet, after Mr. Suga took over from Mr. Abe.