During the phone talks, President Phuc expressed his delight at the strong and comprehensive development of the Vietnam-Japan extensive strategic partnership with high political trust, and appreciated Prime Minister Suga's great contributions to the two countries' relations and his fine sentiments toward Vietnamese people.
He thanked the Japanese Government and people for actively supporting Vietnam in pandemic prevention and control, and spoke highly of Prime Minister Suga's decision to provide an additional 400,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, raising the total vaccines donated by Japan to the Southeast Asian nation to 3.58 million doses.
Vietnam will continue to accompany Japanese businesses working in the country so as to remove difficulties for production and business activities and maintain the supply chain, the Vietnamese State leader told the Japanese PM.
Phuc said he desires to enhance the connection between the two economies in an efficient and quality manner associated with green and digital transformation.
He also congratulated Japan on successfully hosting the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This event has become a symbol of solidarity in overcoming difficulties amid the increasingly complicated nature of the COVID-19 pandemic in the world, he added.
In response, PM Suga thanked Vietnam for its coordination in organizing the Olympics, contributing to the overall success of the Olympic Games.
He also expressed thanks to Vietnam for its support to Japanese businesses in Vietnam, adding that his nation will continue to help Vietnam in pandemic containment efforts.