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PM Abe wants closer ties between Japanese, Vietnamese parties

Update: December, 01/2016 - 09:00
CPV Central Committee’s Organisation Commission Phạm Minh Chính (L) meets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo yesterday. — Photo 

TOKYO – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said yesterday that he wants stronger cooperation between his country’s Liberal Democratic Party and the Communist Party of Việt Nam (CPV).

Meeting with the head of the CPV Central Committee’s Organisation Commission, Phạm Minh Chính, in Tokyo, Abe expressed his delight at the growth of the two countries’ relations, stressing that their increasing political trust is a solid foundation for effective co-operation and will bring about practical interests for the two peoples.

Japan would keep its high attention and priority on the comprehensive strategic partnership with Việt Nam, he said, noting that he will direct Japan’s authorised agencies to actively assist Việt Nam in training officials. He added that his country is ready to co-operate with and help the Southeast Asian nation to build high-quality infrastructure.

He voiced his hope for the best possible conditions for a visit to Việt Nam by the Japanese Emperor and Queen next spring. For his part, Chính, who is a Politburo member, also rejoiced at the thriving extensive strategic partnership between the countries. He highly valued their collaboration in all spheres, particularly investment, trade and manpower training. He thanked the Japanese Government for effectively assisting the CPV in personnel training and asked it to continue assistance in human resources training, administrative reform, and building a lean and effective State apparatus. He congratulated Japan’s attainments in 2016 and wished it a more important role in Asia-Pacific and around the world.

Chính also had a meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida yesterday. – VNS



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