Japan expects stronger ties with Vietnam

VOV.VN - Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno has said Japan expects to strengthen relations with Vietnam following the upcoming visit by Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh.

PM Chinh will pay an official visit to Japan from November 22 – 25 at the invitation of Prime Minister Kishida Fumio. He is the first foreign leader that PM Kishida Fumio will host after he took office last month.

“Vietnam is a partner to realize a free and open Indo-Pacific. We expect to further strengthen Japan-Vietnam relations and build personal trust between the leaders," Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said at a press conference.

Last month, the two PMs met each other on the sidelines of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in Glasgow, the United Kingdom.

At this meeting, the two sides agreed to work closely together to promote the Vietnam - Japan relations, for the benefit of the two peoples, and to contribute to the common prosperity of the region and the world.

Japan is one of Vietnam’s leading economic partners. It is Vietnam’s largest ODA donor, second largest foreign investor and fourth largest trading partner.

The two countries have also maintained strong cooperation in other fields such as security and defense, labour, agriculture, education, health care, science and technology and culture.

They have supported each other in the fight against COVID-19. Japan is one of the largest donor of COVID-19 vaccines and medical supplies to Vietnam. 

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VOV.VN - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh will pay an official visit to Japan from November 22 -25.