President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) receives Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Yamada Takio on June 3 (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – President Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a
reception for Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Yamada Takio on June 3, during which the two
discussed the extensive strategic partnership between the two countries.
President Phuc expressed his joy at the continued development of
the bilateral extensive strategic partnership across the fields along with the
high political trust and close bonds between leaders and people of the two
countries, which is demonstrated in high-level visits, particularly the trip to
Vietnam in October 2020 by Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide right after taking
The Vietnamese State leader extended an invitation to visit
Vietnam to the Emperor and Empress of Japan, and asked the Japanese Ambassador
to continue promoting exchanges at all levels between the two countries.
Phuc also proposed that the two countries cooperate and support
each other in COVID-19 prevention and control, while enhancing economic ties
and encouraging Japanese businesses to expand their presence in Vietnam.
Ambassador Yamada said bilateral relations had developed
strongly during the time Phuc served as Prime Minister of Vietnam. He expressed
a hope that President Phuc will make a State-level visit to Japan during his
The Japanese Ambassador affirmed Japan’s consistent policy on
attaching importance to relations with Vietnam. He said Japan will continue
assisting Vietnam in fighting the pandemic.
He said Vietnam is an attractive destination for Japanese investors
who want to diversify their supply chains, adding that Japan will push for
cooperation in infrastructure development, digital transformation, and the
The ambassador pledged to work closely with Vietnam in organising
celebrations of the 50th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic
relations in 2023, and in increasing cultural and people-to-people exchanges to
strengthen the foundation of the bilateral relationship.
The two sides also took the occasion to discuss regional and
international issues of common concern./.