Phnom Penh (VNA) – Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and his Japanese counterpart Kishida Fumio agreed on November 13 to maintain the exchange of delegations and intensify bilateral relations in all fields when they met in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on the sidelines of the 40th and 41st ASEAN Summits and Related Summits.
They also agreed to closely coordinate the holding of activities on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations in 2023.
Prime Minister Chinh proposed that Japan continue to support Vietnam in the development of renewable energy, and soon provide next-generation official development assistance (ODA), and cooperate in the response to climate change, and create the conditions for that the country accesses the $10 billion in aid that Prime Minister Kishida pledged at the 26th United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP 26).
He also expressed his hope that the JapanThis government will issue policies to support the community of over 400,000 Vietnamese in Japan; assist in the training of human resources; and facilitate the issuance of visas to Vietnamese citizens.
Prime Minister Kishida affirmed that Vietnam occupies an important position in the implementation of Japan’s foreign policy in the region, adding that Japan will soon provide next-generation ODA to the Southeast Asian country and support Vietnam in socio-economic development, industrialization and modernization and green transformation.
Agreeing to closely coordinate the export promotion of the two countries’ agricultural products, Prime Minister Kishida said Japan will officially announce the opening of its market for Vietnamese longan in November.
The two prime ministers also exchanged views on the East Sea issue and several regional and international issues of mutual concern, and agreed to coordinate closely in multilateral cooperation mechanisms such as ASEAN, the sub-region of the Mekong, the United Nations and activities on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the founding of diplomatic relations between ASEAN and Japan next year./.