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​Vietnam, Japan join hands for comprehensive, substantive development

Tuesday, October 09, 2018, 15:11 GMT+7
​Vietnam, Japan join hands for comprehensive, substantive development
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (L) shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on October 8, 2018. Photo: Vietnam News Agency

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe have consented on enhancing the two nations’ extensive strategic partnership, as part of the former’s visit to Japan.

PM Phuc joined talks with the Japanese leader in Tokyo on Monday, within the framework of his business trip to the East Asain nation from October 8 to 10 and attendance at the 10th Mekong – Japan Summit.

During their conversation, both sides agreed on various measures to bring bilateral relationship to a new stage with further comprehensive and substantive development, the Vietnam News Agency reported.

He premiers expressed delight at the positive expansion of the countries’ friendship and cooperation in economic matters, politics, security and defense, agriculture, and human resources training. 

They agreed to continue boosting the countries’ economic connectivity in a mutually beneficial manner.

Vietnam and Japan will step up partnership in supporting industries, energy, hi-tech agriculture and high-quality infrastructure.

Both sides will create favorable conditions for fruits, including Japanese oranges and apples as well as Vietnamese lychees, longans and star apples, to enter each other’s markets.

Efforts will also be exerted to expedite ongoing projects.

According to PM Abe, the Japanese government will make efforts to promote Vietnam’s development through ODA and investment projects.  

It will further assist the Southeast Asian nation in e-Government building, administrative reforms and labor productivity improvement, he added.

PM Phuc asked Japan to consider exempting income and residence taxes on Vietnamese interns and create more favorable conditions for granting visas for tourists from Vietnam.

Regarding regional and international issues, the leaders pledged cooperation to ensure the success of the 10th Mekong – Japan Summit and promote ASEAN – Japan relations.

With regards to the East Vietnam Sea, they reiterated the importance of ensuring security and safety of navigation and aviation, solving all disputes and differences by peaceful means on the basis of international law.

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Duy Khang / Tuoi Tre News


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