PM Dung applauds fine Vietnam-Japan relations

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung made the remark at a December 15 meeting with Vietnamese embassy staff and the Vietnamese community in Japan.

(VOV) – Relations between the nations are at the best of times based on stronger political trust.

Vietnamese ambassador to Japan Doan Xuan Hung briefed Dung on the success recorded in the Vietnam-Japan Friendship Year and bilateral ties which has made great strides in the fields of investment, labour and training.

PM Dung delivers a speech during his visit to the Vietnamese embassy to Japan.

PM Dung delivers a speech during his visit to the Vietnamese embassy to Japan.

The 55,000 Vietnamese community has positively contributed to enhancing cross cultural exchanges and friendship between the two peoples, Hung said.

In his speech PM Dung said Japan is ready to support Vietnam’s stance on development policies, sovereignty and territorial sovereignty.

On economics, Japan is Vietnam’s biggest ODA provider over the past 20 years. It is also the country’s biggest foreign investor with investment capital totalling US$35 billion.

Remarkable progress has been seen in defence, security, education, and training cooperation, Dung noted.

He asked embassy staff to make greater efforts in further strengthening political and diplomatic relations and deepening mutual understanding between the two countries’ people.

PM Dung also underlined the need to boost economic and trade links by offering favourable conditions for businesses to seek investment opportunities in each other’s market.

At the embassy, Dung witnessed the signing of several cooperation documents between agencies, enterprises and organizations.