The meeting between PM Pham Minh Chinh and former Japanese PM Suga Yoshihide and Chairman of the Japan - Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Alliance Nikai Toshihiro in Tokyo on November 23. (Photo: VNA)
Minister Pham Minh Chinh met with former Japanese PM Suga Yoshihide and
Chairman of the Japan - Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Alliance Nikai Toshihiro
in Tokyo on November 23.
The meeting is part of PM
Chinh’s first official visit to the Northeast Asian country from November 22 to
Describing Japan as a
strategic partner of leading importance to Vietnam, he noted with satisfaction
that the two countries’ extensive strategic partnership has been growing
strongly in all fields with high political trust.
He thanked Suga Yoshihide and
Nikai Toshihiro, who is also former Secretary-General of the Liberal Democratic
Party (LDP) of Japan, for actively promoting the Japanese Government’s
emergency vaccine assistance for Vietnam in the face of the complex COVID-19
PM Pham Minh Chinh (third, left), former Japanese PM Suga Yoshihide (second, right), Chairman of the Japan - Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Alliance Nikai Toshihiro (third, right) pose for a photo at their meeting in Tokyo on November 23. (Photo: VNA)
PM Chinh highly
valued the active and effective contributions by Suga, Nikai, and members of
the Parliamentary Friendship Alliance to the fruitful development of the extensive
strategic partnership in all areas, including economy, trade, investment, and
PM Chinh called on them to
keep helping strengthen the ties between the two countries’ parliaments,
parliamentarians, and young leaders, and bring into play the role of
parliamentary friendship groups.
For his part, Nikai affirmed
that the Japan - Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Alliance will make more
contributions to bilateral relations by stepping up activities for enhancing
friendship and mutual understanding between the two peoples, including the
young, thereby creating new opportunities for their multifaceted cooperation.
On this occasion, PM Chinh
attended an event marking the export of the Unshu mandarin, a specialty fruit
of Japan, to Vietnam./.