Vietnamese President Trần Đại Quang will pay a state visit to Japan from May 29 to June 2 at the invitation of Japan. — VNA/VNS Photo Lâm Khánh
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese President Trần Đại Quang will pay a state visit to Japan from May 29 to June 2 at the invitation of Japan.
Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are scheduled to hold a state banquet in honour of President Trần Đại Quang and his spouse.
During the visit, President Quang will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Việt Nam and Japan established diplomatic relations in 1973, and upgraded their ties to an Extensive Strategic Partnership in 2014.
The two nations have held high-level meetings, with the highlights being visits to Việt Nam in 2017 by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, and PM Shinzo Abe. The year also marked a new development step in bilateral relations as the two countries issued a joint statement on deepening the Extensive Strategic Partnership during the visit to Japan by PM Nguyễn Xuân Phúc.
Việt Nam and Japan have co-ordinated in multilateral forums such as the UN, ASEAN and APEC.
In 2017, Japan became the largest foreign investor in Việt Nam, with total registered capital of US$9.11 billion, equivalent to 25.4 per cent of the total inflow of foreign direct investment in the country.
Japan was the largest official development assistance provider for Việt Nam, and the fourth biggest trade partner of the country, with bilateral trade hitting $33.4 billion last year. — VNS