Vietnam, Japan discuss East Sea and East China Sea

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Japanese Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo (left) and Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at the Government headquarters in the morning of September 12 – Photo: VNA

At the Government headquarters on the morning of September 12, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh received Japanese Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo, who is on an official visit to Vietnam.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh welcomed Mr. Kishi Nobuo for choosing Vietnam as his first country to visit as Defense Minister. Japan is one of the most important and reliable partners in Vietnam’s foreign policy.

Vietnam is implementing a foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, multilateralization, diversification, proactiveness, active international integration, comprehensive, extensive, effective, and is a good friend and trusted partner. reliable and responsible member of the international community.

Vietnam welcomes Japan’s positive contributions and supports Japan’s growing role in maintaining peace, stability and development in the region as well as in the world.

Regarding maritime issues, including the East Sea and East China Sea, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh affirmed that Vietnam’s position is to maintain peace, stability, security, safety and freedom of navigation and overflight. .

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Japanese Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo – Photo: VNA

Vietnam wishes to settle disputes and disagreements at sea by peaceful means through diplomatic processes on the basis of respect for international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). 1982, protecting the legitimate and legitimate interests of countries.

On other regional issues, Vietnam supports the peace process and denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, and strictly implements relevant resolutions of the United Nations Security Council.

The Japanese side affirmed their support for ASEAN’s efforts on the Myanmar issue, including the implementation of the Five-Point Consensus approved by the ASEAN Senior Leaders in order to end violence and bring peace and stability. and safe life for the people.

Similarly, at a meeting with Defense Minister Kishi on the same morning, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc also applauded and supported Japan for its positive contributions to maintaining peace, stability, security and development of Japan. region and around the world.

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the same time highly appreciated Japan’s stance on ensuring security, safety, and freedom of navigation and overflight in the East Sea, as well as the settlement of disputes by peaceful means in the South China Sea. the basis of respect for international law, especially UNCLOS 1982, as well as the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC).

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Japanese Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo and President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on September 12 – Photo: VNA

The Vietnamese leader shared with Japan’s difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and highly appreciated Japan’s timely and effective support for countries affected by the COVID-19 epidemic, including Vietnam. .

In this regard, Prime Minister suggested that Japan continue to support vaccines and access vaccines for Vietnam, especially in this September and October, as well as cooperate in technology transfer, production of vaccines, therapeutic drugs, and equipment. medican.

The Prime Minister also suggested that the Japanese side continue to dedicate new ODA projects, give priority to strategic infrastructure development, and encourage and support Japanese enterprises to increase investment in Vietnam and diversify supply chains. respond and support the development of supporting industries and innovation.

The Prime Minister said 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.

Japanese Defense Minister Kishi highly appreciated the efforts of the Vietnamese Government in controlling and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, affirming to discuss with relevant agencies to continue providing vaccine aid to Vietnam. Male.

Minister Kishi affirmed that the two countries’ defense relations have entered a new stage of development.

He emphasized that Vietnam plays an increasingly important strategic role, and Japan will continue to cooperate with Vietnam in priority areas such as overcoming war consequences, keeping peace at the United Nations, transferring delivery of equipment, defense technology and search and rescue.

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