|Party General Secretary and State President Nguyễn Phú Trọng during phone talks on Monday with Yoshihide Suga, Japanese Prime Minister and President of Liberal Democratic Party. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam consistently considers Japan to be a long-term, highly reliable and leading strategic partner, Party General Secretary and State President Nguyễn Phú Trọng said during a phone talk on Monday with Yoshihide Suga, Japanese Prime Minister and President of Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).
Trọng reiterated that the 13th National Party Congress set out orientations and development targets for the next five years with a vision towards 2045. One of the key orientations that Việt Nam is keen on is to pursue the foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, friendship, co-operation and development, diversification and multilateralisation of foreign relations; proactively and actively integrating into the world’s affairs while being a reliable partner and an active and responsible member of the international community.
Trọng proposed the two sides promote exchanges at all levels and wanted to receive continuous support of Japan in Việt Nam’s realisation of socio-economic development strategy and plan set out at the 13th National Party Congress.
On this occasion, Japanese PM Suga congratulated Việt Nam on the great success of the 13th National Party Congress and congratulated Party General Secretary and State President Nguyễn Phú Trọng for being re-elected as the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam in the 13th tenure.
Suga expressed his belief that under the leadership of the Communist Party of Việt Nam led by the General Secretary and President Trọng, Việt Nam will gain a number of new and great achievements in the renovation cause.
Suga, who is also LDP President, affirmed that the Việt Nam-Japan deepened and strategic partnership was important and contributed to the further development of the bilateral relationship.
In the context of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, Japan will continue to co-operate with Việt Nam in prevention measures, he said.
Suga expressed his wish to closely co-ordinate with Việt Nam to foster the bilateral relationship in a comprehensive, substantive and effective manner, towards the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries in 2023. — VNS