Congratulating the ambassador on starting his tenure in Vietnam, Xuan believed that with his experience in diplomacy and his contributions to the Vietnam-Japan ties in various previous positions, the ambassador will continue to contribute to promoting bilateral relations in the coming time.

Acting President Vo Thi Anh Xuan (right) on May 17 receives newly-appointed Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Ito Naoki.

She affirmed that the State, ministries, agencies, and localities of Vietnam will create favorable conditions for the ambassador to complete his duties.

Stressing Vietnam considers Japan a leading and long-term partner, the leader noted that in the coming time, the two sides should continue to practically and effectively implement their Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, which was upgraded in November 2023, ensuring the interests of the two countries' people and making positive contributions to peace, stability, and development in the region and the world.

The two countries will enhance political trust through contacts and exchanges of delegations at all levels; continue to coordinate and support each other at regional and international forums, and promote Mekong - Japan cooperation.

Regarding economic cooperation - the main pillar of the two countries' relationship, the Acting President asked the two sides to continue to strengthen economic links and ensure economic security through investment and trade cooperation.

She hoped that Japan will continue to support Vietnam in its industrialization and modernization process, building an independent and self-reliant economy and implementing three strategic breakthroughs; provide new generation official development assistance (ODA) for Vietnam in the fields of strategic infrastructure development, climate change response, and health care. Besides, the two countries will promote cooperation in new fields such as semiconductors, digital transformation, and green transition.

Welcoming Xuan’s suggestions, the Japanese ambassador stated that Japan will support Vietnam at the United Nations and regional and multilateral cooperation mechanisms to which Vietnam and Japan are members.

The diplomat said that the Japanese Government supports Vietnam in realizing its goal of becoming a developed, high-income country by 2045 with ODA loans as well as expanding cooperation in the fields which are strengths of both sides. He expressed his wish that Vietnam will continue to improve the business and investment environment and create more favorable conditions for Japanese businesses to operate in the country.

Source: VNA