Japanese Prime Minister’s visit to Vietnam, both sides agree to strengthen strategic partnership
HANOI, May 1 (Xinhua) — Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Trung held talks with visiting Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Hanoi on May 1. The two sides agreed to push the strategic partnership between the two countries into a new stage of development.
According to the Vietnam News Agency, Pham and Fumio Kishida jointly met with reporters after their talks. Fan Mingzheng said that the two sides agreed to strengthen cooperation in economic recovery after the new crown epidemic, and promote cooperation in investment and trade, supporting industries and innovation. Vietnam will further deepen the transparency and openness of its investment environment and create favorable conditions for investors including Japanese companies.
Fumio Kishida said that in terms of post-pandemic cooperation, the two countries will promote supply chain diversification, digital transformation and technical cooperation. In addition, the two sides also reached consensus on strengthening cooperation in infrastructure construction, supporting Vietnam’s energy transition, workforce training, and cyber security.
During the talks, the two sides agreed to strengthen agricultural cooperation to create favorable conditions for the export of some Vietnamese agricultural products to the Japanese market; to promote technology transfer and to enable Vietnam to participate more deeply in regional and global supply chains.
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong, President of the State of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Chairman of the National Assembly of Vietnam Vang Dinh Hue respectively met with Fumio Kishida on the same day.
Fumio Kishida will pay an official visit to Vietnam from April 30 to May 1.