Vietnam, Japan elevate ties to Extensive Strategic Partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia

A meeting aimed at elevating ties for Extensive Strategic Partnership with Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was held in Tokyo on March 18.

Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed a joint declaration on strategic partnership of Extensive Strategic Partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia (Photo:SGGP)

More comprehensive, substantive and deeper relationship

President Sang formally welcomed of Japanese Royal, Government and people for their hospitality.

Prime Minister ShinZo Abe expressed his pleasure to welcome President Sang and his delegation on behalf of the Japanese government and citizens. He affirmed that the visit is considered an important political event for relations between the two countries.

The two leaders expressed their pleasure for the strong development of Vietnam-Japan relations in politics, defense and economics for diplomacy, culture, tourism and human resources development since the established strategic partnership in 2009.

The leaders agreed to strengthen trade, investments, senior leadership on large-scale projects including Ninh Thuan 2 Nuclear Power Plant. Prime Minister Abe pledged to support Vietnam in projects of infrastructure construction.

The visa application for Vietnamese tourists traveling to Japan will also be easier.

The two leaders agreed to promote cooperation in the agricultural sector. They spent time discussing ideas to promote cooperation in the fields of human resource development, science and technology, and medicine.

Prime Minister ShinZo Abe pledged to actively assist Vietnam in upgrading some major universities and vocational schools following international standards.

The leaders signed a joint declaration on strategic partnership of Extensive Strategic Partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia.

Japan will provide 120 billion yen for the North-South Highway Project, Lach Huyen International Port in Hai Phong Province, and the Thai Binh Thermoelectric Power Plant.

Dialogue, cooperation and express mutual respect

President Sang also held a speech for the Japanese Parliament on March 18 to strengthen relations and cooperation between the countries.

Chairman of House of Representatives Bume Ibuki expressed his approval for the message on behalf of the Japanese parliament.

President Sang also attended a meeting with Chairman of House of Representatives Bume Ibuki and President of Parliament Masaaki Yamazaki. President Sang the Japanese delegates for the contributions in helping Vietnam.

President Sang believed that he and Prime Minister ShinZo Abe will continue to contribute to strengthen relations and cooperation between two countries in general and between the Vietnamese and Japanese National Assembly.

By Tran Luu- Translated by Huyen Huong

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