VOV.VN - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on June 30 received Japanese Minister of Justice Furukawa Yoshihisa who is in Hanoi for a working visit to Vietnam.
The PM highly appreciated the results of earlier talks between the two Ministries of Justice and thanked the Japanese side for human resource training and policymaking assistance in Vietnam.
Chinh affirmed that the Vietnamese Government supports legal and judicial cooperation between the two ministries, to help strengthen the strategic partnership between Vietnam and Japan.
Vietnam consistently considers Japan an extensive, reliable, important, and long-term strategic partner that shares many common strategic interests, he said, adding Vietnam supports Japan in developing prosperously, promoting its worthy role, and contributing to the maintenance of peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the rest of the world.
He recalled that Japan is Vietnam’s top important economic partner, the number one ODA donor, the second largest labour market, the third largest investment and tourism partner, and the fourth largest trade partner.
Cooperation in digital transformation, science - technology, environmental protection, agriculture, and human resource training has been increasingly deepened. Notably, the two sides have cooperated closely in COVID-19 prevention and control.
The PM suggested that Japan continue to support Vietnam in improving the capacity of the judicial system through institutional perfection and human resource training.
He also said that the two sides should continue to work closely to support their citizens in residing, studying and working stably, as well as protecting their legitimate rights and interests in respective countries.
For his part, Minister Yoshihisa agreed with PM Chinh’s proposals and said the Japanese side is ready to share experiences with Vietnam in various fields, including judicial cooperation, human resource training, institutional building, and digital transformation.
Both host and guest shared views on regional and international issues of mutual concern. Regarding the East Sea issue, the Japanese Justice Minister affirmed his support for Vietnam’s and ASEAN’s stance on settling maritime disputes by peaceful means on the basis of international law, including the 1982 United Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS 1982).