|Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (right) receives Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Nakane Kazuyuki in Ha Noi yesterday. — Photo VNA
HA NOI (VNS) – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung assured Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Nakane Kazuyuki in Ha Noi yesterday that Viet Nam wanted to deepen comprehensive ties with Japan.
Dung said that during the Mekong-Japan Summit this July, Vietnamese and Japanese leaders will discuss strengthening strategic partnerships across the board, especially in politics-diplomacy, economics, trade, investment, maritime security and labour.
The host also wished for Japan's continued supply of official development assistance (ODA) to Viet Nam. He thanked Japan for its substantial and effective ODA to the country in recent years.
He added that Japan would work closely with Viet Nam to build Cho Ray 2 hospital in HCM City.
On maritime security and East Sea issues, the guest concurred with the importance of maintaining peace, stability, security, maritime and aviation safety and freedom in the East Sea, saying it was in the common interests of countries regionally and globally.
He expressed hope for parties concerned to fully realise the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea for strengthened mutual trust, and work towards an early consensus on a Code of Conduct in the East Sea.
The Japanese Vice Foreign Minister asked for an immediate end to unilateral actions, imposition and use of power to change the status quo in the East Sea. – VNS