Deputy Defence Minister hosts Japanese PM’s adviser
Tuesday, 2017-12-12 04:32:59
NDO/ VNA – Deputy Minister of National Defence Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh hosted a reception for Sonoura Kentaro, adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in Hanoi on December 11.
At the meeting, Vinh said defence cooperation between Vietnam and Japan has generated positive outcomes across many issues over the past, becoming a lynchpin of the bilateral strategic partnership.
The two defence ministries have engaged in many joint activities, both bilaterally and multilaterally, exchanging high-level delegations, with many meetings for young officers, while joining hands in US peace-keeping operations, he said.
For his part, Sonoura Kentaro said Japan will partner with Vietnam in the time ahead to manage post-war consequences in Vietnam such as bomb and mine clearance, and dioxin remediation.
The Japanese Government highly values Vietnam’s hosting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting in 2017, he said.