President seeks stronger multifaceted cooperation with Japan

Wednesday, 2018-09-12 21:26:07
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President Tran Dai Quang and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA - Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang on September 12 received Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, who has been in Vietnam to attend the World Economic Forum on ASEAN (WEF ASEAN) 2018 and co-chair the 10th session of the Vietnam-Japan Cooperation Committee.

President Quang took this occasion to send his sympathy to Japanese people over the huge losses caused by a devastating earthquake in the northern prefecture of Hokkaido.

The President said he was happy at the rapid, comprehensive and practical development of the Vietnam-Japan strategic partnership in all fields, especially in economic cooperation, trade, investment, agriculture, human resources training, cultural and people-to-people exchanges, as the two countries are celebrating the 45th founding anniversary of diplomatic relations.

He affirmed that the political trust between the nations has been strengthened through visits and meetings by their senior leaders, notably the Vietnam visit by the Japanese Emperor and Empress in 2017 and the state visit by the Vietnamese President and his spouse to Japan in May.

President Quang asked the Japanese FM to make greater efforts to deepen the Vietnam-Japan friendship and cooperation, and promote collaboration in economy, trade and investment.

He voiced his hope that Japan would continue providing official development assistance (ODA) for Vietnam’s infrastructure, human resource development and climate change adaptation.

The President spoke highly of Japan’s assistance to Vietnam in firefighting and search and rescue, as well as activities marking the 45th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties, which enhanced mutual understanding and friendship between the Vietnamese and Japanese people.

In reply, Japanese FM Kono expressed his delight at the robust development of the Vietnam-Japan partnership in all spheres, especially after the Vietnam visit by the Japanese Emperor and Empress in 2017 and the state visit by the Vietnamese President and his spouse to Japan in May.

He pledged to spare no efforts to accelerate the implementation agreements signed by senior leaders of the two countries, thus helping to develop bilateral relations in a more practical and effective manner.

Vietnam’s sustainable development will contribute to peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region, the diplomat said, adding that Japan will support Vietnam’s sustainable development.

He also voiced his hope the two nations would increase coordination and sharing of views at regional and international forums, such as the United Nations, ASEAN and related mechanisms, especially when Vietnam assumes the role as coordinator of ASEAN-Japan relations in the 2018-2021 period.