Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and his spouse leads a high-ranking Vietnamese delegation in a visit to Japan from today to July 1, during which he will attend G20 Summit. — Photo VGP
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and his spouse leads a high-ranking Vietnamese delegation in a visit to Japan from today to July 1, during which he will attend G20 Summit.
The visit, made at the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, is expected to open new cooperation opportunities between the two countries and promote bilateral relations.
In recent years, relations between Việt Nam and Japan have grown rapidly. Japan was the first G7 country to establish a strategic partnership with Việt Nam in 2009 and recognise Việt Nam’s market economy in 2011.
During the State visit to Japan by President Trương Tấn Sang in March 2014, the two countries elevated their relations to an extensive strategic partnership.
Two-way trade in the first five months of 2019 reached US$15.28 billion, a year-on-year rise of 3.2 per cent.
Prime Minister Phúc’s attendance at the G20 Summit in Japan on June 28-29 aims to affirm the Party’s foreign policy of proactively participating in multilateral mechanisms to promote Việt Nam as a reliable and responsible partner in the international community.
Việt Nam was invited to attend the G20 Summit for the first time in 2010 as Chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
As host of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum 2017, Việt Nam was invited to attend the G20 Summit and related activities in Germany.
This year’s G20 Summit, taking place in Osaka on June 28-29, will feature different themes including global economy, trade and investment, innovation, environment and energy, employment, women’s empowerment, sustainable development, and health.
Established in 1999, the G20 consists of 19 individual countries plus the European Union, accounting for two-thirds of the world population, 90 per cent of the global GDP and 80 per cent of the world trade. — VNS