VOV.VN - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh left Tokyo on November 25, concluding his official four-day visit to Japan at the invitation of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.
Before leaving Tokyo, PM Chinh received Defence Minister Nubuo Kishi who said Japan will continue to cooperate with Vietnam in various fields, including delegation exchanges, transfer of defense equipment and technology, search and rescue, and engagement in UN peacekeeping operations.
He also met with Yuji Kuroiwa, governor of Kanagawa prefecture to discuss the possibility of cooperation between Kanagawa and Vietnam.
PM Chinh suggested that Kanagawa promote delegation exchanges with Vietnamese localities in order to effectively tap into the two sides’ cooperation potential in the areas of health care, cancer screening, wastewater treatment, environmental protection, among others. He also encouraged local businesses to increase investment in Vietnam.
Governor Kuroiwa said that he would visit Vietnam to explore cooperation opportunities as soon as conditions permit, and that Kanagawa would create conditions for Vietnamese students to live and study in the locality.
Meanwhile, Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien held a working session with Haguida Koichi, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan.
Dien suggested that Japan facilitate Vietnamese goods’ penetration into its market and support Vietnamese enterprises in deeply engaging in the supply chain of Japanese enterprises. He also asked Japan to soon sign an MoU on energy transition to concretise Japanese assistance in this field in Vietnam.
Minister Koichi highly appreciated Vietnam’s carbon neutrality commitment, noting Vietnam is a leader in energy transition in Southeast Asia. He agreed that the two sides would soon discuss and agree on a specific roadmap to support energy transition in Vietnam.
The two ministers also shared views on measures the two governments have adopted to reboot their post pandemic economies and agreed to increase cooperation in digital transformation.