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Vietnam and Japan are strategic partners and good friends: General Secretary Trong

HANOI (VIETNAM NEWS/ANN)-- Vietnam and Japan have demonstrated they are two extensive strategic partners and good friends in these challenging times, Vietnamese Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trọng said as he met with the visiting Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga in Hanoi on Monday.

Vietnamese Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trọng (right) greeted the visiting Japanese Prime Minister Suga in Hanoi on Monday morning.

Party chief Trọng said the fact that the Japanese PM selected Vietnam as the destination for his first overseas trip after being elected the leader of Japan is testament to how much Japan values Vietnam and the bilateral ties.
General Secretary and President Trọng expressed his delight that the two countries’ ties in recent years have made robust, substantial and effective steps forward with high political confidence in all fields in line with the spirit of the joint vision statement on Vietnam-Japan relations.
“The two countries have clearly shown the spirit of an extensive strategic partnership, good friends in difficult times, and actively shared, cooperated and supported each other in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic,” Trọng continued.
For his part, Yoshihide Suga expressed his pleasure to return to visit Vietnam in his new position, and conveyed gratitude towards General Secretary and President Trọng, Government leaders and people of Vietnam for giving the Japanese high-level delegation a warm and sincere welcome.
Japanese Government leader Yoshihide Suga said he was impressed by the achievements Vietnam has attained in its DOI MOI (Reform) efforts along with Vietnam competent handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He reaffirmed that Japan attaches great importance to Vietnam’s position in the region, always supports the development of Vietnam, and stressed that the new Japanese government is committed to inherit and comprehensively promote the strategic partnership between Vietnam and Japan, which has been built and strengthened by generations of leaders and people of the two countries.
PM Suga informed Trọng of the results of talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc earlier in the morning, underlined the desire to maintain high-level exchanges and at all levels in various practical and effective forms, and to work towards gradually restoring travel and cooperation activities in all fields between the two countries since travel restrictions were put in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus.



(Latest Update October 21, 2020)

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