PM: Vietnam, Japan should pioneer in accelerating CPTPP

Tuesday, 2017-12-26 15:03:43
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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) receives Japanese Minister of Economic Revitalisation Toshimitsu Motegi (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/ VNA - Vietnam and Japan should pioneer in accelerating the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) as the two nations have a strategic partnership, traditional friendship and time-honoured trade, economic and investment ties, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

While receiving Japanese Minister of Economic Revitalisation Toshimitsu Motegi in Hanoi, on December 26, PM Phuc spoke highly of the minister’s visit, saying that it actively contributes to boosting the trade exchanges between Vietnam and Japan, as well as among other Asia-Pacific economies.

Having expressed his delight at the comprehensive and practical development of the Vietnam-Japan strategic partnership, PM Phuc hailed the positive outcomes of an earlier working session between Minister Motegi and the Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh.

The two ministers discussed measures to effectively address the issues hindering bilateral cooperation and reached a consensus on key issues related to the CPTPP, thus promoting the trade exchanges among stakeholders, particularly the bilateral cooperative ties between Vietnam and Japan.

For his part, Motegi congratulated the Government and people of Vietnam on the successful hosting of the APEC 2017 Economic Leaders’ Week, saying that the event enhanced the role and position of Vietnam on the international arena.

He emphasized the role of PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Minister Tran Tuan Anh, as well as the related agencies of Vietnam, in the negating process in meetings within the framework of the APEC 2017 Economic Leaders’ Week, thus helping to form the CPTPP.

The minister expressed his hope that the Vietnam-Japan cooperative ties would continue to reap more new fruits in the future.

Empowered by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the Japanese minister is visiting Vietnam to discuss bilateral cooperation issues, as well as matters related to the CPTPP so that the deal could be signed soon, opening up new cooperation opportunities for its members.