(VOVworld) - Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has congratulated the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for winning Japan’s upper house election. During a telephone conversation on Thursday, Prime Minister Dung said the victory reflects the Japanese people’s support and trust for the Government led by Prime Minister Abe.
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Prime Minister Abe said the Japanese government treasures its relationship with Viet Nam, a reliable partner in the region. The two Prime Ministers pledged to work closely to upgrade the Viet Nam-Japan strategic partnership for the sake of the two peoples and for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the Asia-Pacific region and the world. They agreed to exchange regular high-ranking visits and contacts, launch effective dialogues in specific fields, shape the agenda of the upcoming meeting of the Viet Nam-Japan Cooperation Committee, and increase collaboration in implementing economic, investment, and ODA agreements. The two leaders pledged to closely coordinate in organizing the Viet Nam-Japan Friendship Year 2013 on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties. The Vietnamese and Japanese Prime Ministers exchanged views on some world and regional issues of mutual concern and agreed to boost the ASEAN-Japan relationship