Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (R) receives Japanese Defence Minister Kishi Nobuo on November 25. (Photo: VNA)
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on November 25 received Japanese Defence Minister Kishi Nobuo
and Governor of Kanagawa prefecture Kuroiwa Yuji, part of his official visit to
Talking to the Defence
Minister of Japan, PM Chinh reiterated Vietnam’s consistent foreign policy of
independence and self-reliance for peace, cooperation and development,
multilateralisation and diversification of foreign relations, and comprehensive
and intensive integration into the world, which always views Japan as a
trustworthy and long-term partner of leading importance.
He welcomed recent discussions
between the two countries’ defence ministers to carry out cooperation activities
and the signing of many defence cooperation agreements.
The leader asked the Japanese
official to keep enhancing defence ties, including in UN peacekeeping operations
and personnel training, and assist Vietnam to handle war consequences.
Minister Kishi affirmed that
his country will continue working with Vietnam in the fields matching both
sides’ demand and transfer defence equipment and technology to the latter.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (R) receives Kanagawa Governor Kuroiwa Yuji on November 25. (Photo: VNA)
At the meeting with the Kanagawa
Governor, PM Chinh suggested this prefecture’s leaders to step up exchanges and
mutual visits to fully tap into the potential of bilateral relations, increase connections
with Vietnamese localities, and continue encouraging Kanagawa enterprises to
boost investment and business activities in Vietnam.
Governor Kuroiwa pledged
continued efforts to strengthen ties, bolster exchanges at all levels, and
enhance mutual understanding between the two peoples. He also affirmed more
support and favourable conditions for Vietnamese students in his prefecture.
Also on November 25, the PM
of Vietnam met with Tatsufumi Sakai, President and CEO of the Mizuho Financial
Group, who said Vietnam is a long-term strategic partner of his firm.
PM Chinh noted the Vietnamese
Government supports foreign banks to take part in the restructuring of some
banks in the country, expressing his hope that the partnership between Mizuho
and Vietcombank will become an example for others./.