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PM: Việt Nam treasures strategic partnership with Japan

Update: May, 05/2018 - 09:53
Việt Nam treasures its strategic partnership with Japan and considers Japan an important and long-term partner, said Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc.— VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam treasures its strategic partnership with Japan and considers Japan an important and long-term partner, said Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc.

Phúc made the remarks while receiving Fumio Kishida, Chairman of the Policy Research Council of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) of Japan, in Hà Nội yesterday. 

The PM stressed that since their inception 45 years ago, relations between Việt Nam and Japan have recorded comprehensive, strong and practical growth in all fields, while political trust between the two nations remains at a high level. 

For his part, the Japanese official said he was happy to see that Japan has become a leading foreign investor in Việt Nam again with a record number of over 1,700 businesses investing in the Southeast Asian country. 

Phúc and Kishida also spent time discussing the maintenance of security, peace and stability in the region.

Also yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh hosted a reception for Kishida, during which he and the Japanese delegation also exchanged in-depth opinions about Japanese ODA-funded projects in Việt Nam.

Kishida also met Politburo member, Chairman of the CPV Central Committee’s Organisation Commission Phạm Minh Chính, who stressed that co-operative relations between the Communist Party of Việt Nam (CPV) and the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) of Japan played a very important role in promoting political trust and cooperation between the two countries. 

Chính, who is also President of the Việt Nam-Japan Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group, hosted a reception for Japanese Deputy Minister of Environment Arata Takebe, who is also Deputy Secretary-General of the Japan-Việt Nam Parliamentary Friendship Alliance, on the same day. — VNS

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