(VOVworld) – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung attended on Saturday the ASEAN-Japan Commemorative Summit marking the 40th anniversary of the ASEAN-Japan dialogue—and the fifth Mekong-Japan summit. Earlier on Friday Prime Minister Dung and other ASEAN leaders were given a tea party given by Japan’s Emperor and Empress and a banquet hosted by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The same day, he received Chairman of the Japan-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Alliance (JVPFA) Nikai Toshihiro. He applauded the proposed establishment of a Vietnam-Japan University in Hanoi, promoted by the two countries’ partners and supported by the Japan-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Alliance. Nikai Toshihiro expressed his delight at the Vietnam-Japan strategic partnership’s positive development and the shared determination to forge cooperative relations in economics, trade, investment, science-technology, and education-training. Meeting with Japan’s International Friendship Exchange Council (FEC) President Ken Matsuzawa, Prime Minister encouraged the Council to sustain its practical contributions that enrich bilateral ties in economics, trade, investment, and human resources development. Ken noted that the FEC regularly arranges Japanese delegation visits to Vietnam, creating opportunities to investigate potential investments and conduct exchanges with Vietnamese partners.
In his meeting with Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) CEO and Deputy Executive Managing Director Hiroshi Watanabe, Prime Minister Dung asked the institution to shore up its support for important Vietnamese projects—particularly in transport infrastructure and energy, and Japanese investors wishing to expand their Vietnam-based business.
He said that the Vietnamese Government is committed to creating favorable conditions for the operation of the bank and Japanese enterprises. Prime Minister Dung also received Japanese Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation Director, Professor Natsume Nagato with words of gratitude for the foundation’s work on behalf of underprivileged Vietnamese children.