The development of Vietnam-Japan relations is reflected through enhanced political ties, regular high-level visits, and increasingly expansive national defense-security, economic, trade and investment ties.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh (right) and Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office of Japan Kanehara Nobukatsu (Photo: VNA)

At the reception, Minh congratulated Japan on successfully holding the G20 Summit and thanked the Japanese government for its warm welcome to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc during his visit and attendance of the summit from June 27 – July 1.

Kanehara Nobukatsu, who is also Deputy Secretary General of the National Security Secretariat of Japan, expressed delight at the rapid socio-economic development of Vietnam and affirmed that Japan treasures and wants to increase cooperation with Vietnam and continue assisting the country in sustainable development.

The two sides also exchanged the situational developments in the region and the world and agreed to regularly share information of mutual interest and continue working closely together at multilateral forums, especially at the United Nations, extended ASEAN collaboration mechanisms and Japan – Mekong partnership in the context that Vietnam is a coordinator of ASEAN – Japan relations for the 2018-2021 period, ASEAN Chair 2020 and non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 2020-2021 tenure.

Translated by Chung Anh