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Stronger ties with Japan would help VN economy

Update: September, 18/2013 - 08:00
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (R) receives outgoing Japanese Ambassador Tanizaki Yasuaki in Ha Noi.—VNA/VNS Photo

HA NOI (VNS)— Viet Nam wishes to further deepen its economic co-operation with Japan, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told outgoing Japanese Ambassador Tanizaki Yasuaki at a reception yesterday.

Dung also asked Japan to maintain higher official development aid to Viet Nam and expressed hope that the two nations would co-operate closely in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, while making education-training and security-defence ties more productive.

Dung said the two countries had similarities, especially in culture, and potentials and advantages to support each other during co-operation and development.

The Japanese Ambassador said the two nations should continue to focus on strengthening co-operation in agriculture and security-defence and support each other at regional and international forums.

Dung also applauded results of talks held between the Japanese defence minister and his Vietnamese counterpart, General Phung Quang Thanh, particularly agreements reached between the two sides in human resources training, bomb and mine clearance and military technical co-operation.

The Japanese minister left Ha Noi yesterday, wrapping up his official visit to Viet Nam. — VNS

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