Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (R) receives Japanese Defence Minister Kishi Nobuo (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Party, State, Government and people of Vietnam take Japan as one of
the partners of top importance which enjoys a high trust in the country’s foreign
policy, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh told visiting Japanese Defence Minister
Kishi Nobuo in Hanoi on September 12.
The PM also affirmed to
facilitate the development of the bilateral national defence cooperation, and
said Vietnam welcomes Japan’s active contributions to and support its greater
role in maintaining peace, stability and development in the region and the
world as a whole.
He thanked Japan for
providing Vietnam with over 3 million doses of vaccines against the COVID-19
pandemic and facilitating Vietnamese working and living in Japan, and asked the
country to help Vietnam with vaccines.
PM Chinh asked the
Japanese side to continue providing Vietnam with new ODA projects, and pledged Vietnam
will continue creating a transparent and favourable environment for investment
by foreign countries, including Japanese ones.
The Japanese minister
spoke highly of the Vietnam Government’s efforts in the fight against the
pandemic and affirmed he will ask relevant authorities to continue the vaccine
assistance to Vietnam.
Japan will continue
cooperating with Vietnam in the field of Vietnam’s priority, he said.
The two spoke highly of
the outcomes of the cooperation between the two countries in various fields and
affirmed to continue pushing the development of the intensive and extensive
strategic partnership between the two countries, thus helping ensure peace,
stability and development in the region and the world over.
They exchanged ideas on
international and regional issues. On those on the sea, including the East Sea
and the East China Sea, PM Chinh affirmed Vietnam’s viewpoint of maintaining peace,
stability, security, safety and freedom of navigation and aviation, settling
disputes and differences in the sea by peaceful measures on the basis of
respect to international law, including the United Nations Convention on the
Law of the Sea in 1982.
Vietnam supported the process
of peace and denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsular, while the Japanese side
affirmed support to ASEAN efforts on the issue of Myanmar./.