He was accompanied by Minister-Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung, Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha, Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung, and Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam Le Minh Hung, among others. The 10th Mekong-Japan Summit marks ten years of the Mekong-Japan cooperation mechanism, and three years of carrying out the Tokyo Strategy 2015. Vietnam’s attendance at the event aims to affirm the country’s commitment to this cooperation mechanism. Also, the meeting will also offer an opportunity for relevant sides to review experience in the past ten years, map out major orientations, and recommend measures to improve cooperation efficiency in the coming time. On the occasion, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will pay a visit to Japan. The visit takes place in a special occasion when the two countries are celebrating 45th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations. It aims to tighten the Vietnam-Japan extensive strategic partnership which is developing fruitfully across fields, contributing to enhancing mutual political trust between the two countries.