Japanese PM vows to support Vietnam’s development

Thursday, 2015-05-21 22:49:09
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe receives Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh in Tokyo on May 21. (Credit: VOV)
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NDO/VNA – Japan treasures its ties with Vietnam and will continue its co-operation and assistance for Vietnam’s development, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stated while receiving Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh in Tokyo on May 21.

Both sides expressed their delight at the strong, all-round, and result-oriented developments of the bilateral relationship, especially after it was lifted to an extensive strategic partnership in March 2014.

Ninh, who is on a visit to Japan to attend the 21st International Conference on The Future of Asia, shared his hope that the two countries would continue coordinating closely in implementing high-level economic agreements.

He suggested the Japanese Government maintain its ODA provisions at a high level for Vietnam’s sustainable development, and encourage Japanese enterprises to increase investments and technology transfers to Vietnam, particularly in agriculture.

Both sides agreed to intensify coordination at regional and international forums.

Abe expressed hope for strengthened cooperation between Japan and the Mekong region in the time ahead.

Regarding the East Sea issue, he emphasised the importance of obeying international law, noting that it must be backed-up by the close co-operation of the international community.

The same day, Deputy PM Ninh met with Hiroshi Sakuma from the Mitsubishi Group, which has a number of projects in automobile assembly and infrastructure in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and is involved in the Ninh Thuan 2 nuclear power plant.

He also met with officials from the House of Representatives and the Japan-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Association.