Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung met with Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on the occasion of his working visit to Japan on November 16. — Photo chinhphu.vn
TOKYO — Việt Nam and Japan have agreed to enhance political trust through regular exchange of high-ranking visits and meetings.
The agreement was reached in talks between Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng and Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga in Tokyo yesterday.
The leaders also said they would coordinate closely with each other in preparing for the visit to Việt Nam by Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko in the spring of 2017 as well as the official visit to Japan by Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc early next year.
They expressed pleasure over the “strong and pragmatic” development of the strategic partnership between both countries, especially in economic ties.
Deputy PM Dũng affirmed Việt Nam’s consistent foreign policy of regarding Japan as its leading, long-term partner.
The Vietnamese Government and people always wish to boost bilateral ties with Japan in the interests of both nations and their peoples, and for peace, stability, co-operation and development in the region, he said.
He thanked the Japanese Government and people for the official development assistance (ODA) provided to Việt Nam, saying it has helped boost socio-economic development and alleviate poverty.
Suga stressed the importance of the extensive strategic partnership, saying he wishes to strengthen it in a more comprehensive manner.
Japan stands ready to join hands with Việt Nam in high-quality infrastructure development, thermal power generation, human resources development, railway upgrades, and airport construction, he said. — VNS