Japan, RoK back Vietnam’s security initiatives at AMM-50

Check out the news you should not miss today, January 17, the 20th day of the last month of the lunar calendar, or ten days away from Tet, or Lunar New Year, holidays. Check out the news you should not miss today, January 17, the 20th day of the last month of the lunar calendar, or ten days away from Tet, or Lunar New Year, holidays. Politics -- Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe agreed to push forward the comprehensive, practical and effective development of the bilateral extensive strategic partnership as they met in Hanoi on Monday. -- Japan will provide Vietnam with six new patrol boats for the Southeast Asian country to enhance its maritime law enforcement capability, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promised during his visit to Vietnam on Monday. Society -- A new bus route connecting District 8, Ho Chi Minh City, with Go Cong Town of neighboring Tien Giang Province was launched on Monday, tapping into the high travel demand between the city and localities in the Mekong Delta. -- Hanoi police are hunting for individuals involved in a row that took place in front of a café in Hoan Kiem District on Monday night, in which three gunshots were heard and an apparently injured man quickly fled the scene. -- Starting tomorrow, January 18, traceable vegetables, produce whose origin and grower’s information can be tracked by consumers via smartphone apps, will be officially available in Ho Chi Minh City, meeting…... [read more]

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese National Assembly, Government and people attach special importance to the extensive strategic partnership with Japan, considering Japan a top and long-term partner, top legislator Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan assured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a reception in Hanoi on January 16. NA Chairwoman Ngan spoke highly of the Japanese PM’s efforts to bring about a Japanese society and global community in which women could shine. She also expressed her delight at the outcomes of talks between the guest and the Vietnamese PM, during which, the Japanese side pledged the continued supply of official development assistance and other additional support programmes to Vietnam, especially in coping with saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta. Japan is currently the top economic partner, fourth largest ODA provider, second largest investor and fourth largest trade partner of Vietnam, she said. The host said she is satisfied with progressing ties between the two legislatures, including the exchange of delegations and meetings on the sidelines of international conferences, and increased exchanges between the friendship parliamentarians’ alliances and young parliamentarians of the two nations. In order to reinforce bilateral friendship and cooperation, NA Chairwoman Ngan asked for maintaining high-level contacts between the two governments and parliaments, and wished that Japan would help Vietnam with personnel training, climate change response, investment and trade while increasing ties across culture, education and people-to-people exchange. Abe, in reply, called for further strengthening collaboration in many levels, including between the two law-making bodies. As the largest ODA…... [read more]

Hanoi (VNA) - Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has affirmed Vietnam's consistent policy of further deepening its extensive strategic partnership with Japan for the benefit of the two countries' people and for peace, stability and prosperity in the region and the world. During a reception in Hanoi on January 16 for visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the Party leader suggested the two sides continue to strengthen political trust via the maintenance of regular exchanges and meetings at all levels, especially visits between senior leaders of the two States, governments and legislatures, as well as intensify people-to-people exchanges. He spoke highly of the practical and effective support that Japan has provided for Vietnam's socio-economic development over the past years, especially its official development assistance to Vietnam in the fields of high-quality infrastructure and human resources training, support industry, agriculture, and climate change response. The Vietnamese leaders and people highly value the upcoming visit by the Japanese Emperor and Empress, he said, adding that it will mark a new milestone that further deepens bilateral ties and friendship between the two peoples. Abe, for his part, informed the host about the outcomes of talks with his Vietnamese counterpart. He affirmed that Japan continues prioritising ODA to Vietnam and wishes to enhance coordination in infrastructure development and high-quality human resources training. He said he also wants to enhance collaboration with Vietnam to contribute to maintain peace, stability, security, safety, development and prosperity in the region and the world. The guest believed that…... [read more]

Hanoi (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang acknowledged Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s role in and devotion to nurturing the Vietnam-Japan extensive strategic partnership at a meeting in Hanoi on January 16. Welcoming Abe’s official visit to Vietnam, President Quang noted with satisfaction the strong, comprehensive and substantive development of the extensive strategic partnership with high political trust. Vietnam attaches importance to all-round cooperation with Japan and considers this a priority in its foreign policy, he said. He added his country warmly welcomes the first State visit by the Japanese Emperor and Queen and regards the trip as an important symbol of bilateral ties. Vietnamese agencies are working closely with the Japanese side to prepare for the visit. The host also repeated an invitation to PM Abe to attend the APEC Summit slated for November 2017 in Vietnam. He highly valued the outcomes of the talks between the Vietnamese and Japanese PMs, adding that the common perceptions they reached at this event will be a new driving force for the extensive strategic partnership. The two countries should maintain high-level visits and meetings, increase delegation exchanges between ministries, sectors and localities, and enhance people-to-people links, he noted. They should also bolster result-oriented cooperation in defence-security, such as the Japanese Government’s assistance to Vietnam to improve the capacity of its law enforcement force at sea. President Quang asked both sides to beef up partnership in investment, trade, ODA provision and in the fields they have potential in and can support each other…... [read more]

Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe have reached high consensus on major orientations and specific measures to push forward the comprehensive, practical and effective development of the bilateral extensive strategic partnership. During their talks following the welcome ceremony in Hanoi on January 16, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc hailed his guest as the first foreign high-ranking leader to visit Vietnam this year and reiterated Vietnam’s consistent policy of considering Japan its leading and long-term partner. The two PMs agreed to continue strengthening political trust via maintaining high-level visits and meetings, and increasing the efficiency of dialogue mechanisms. They committed to closely working together for the upcoming Vietnam visit by the Japanese Emperor and Empress. The Japanese PM wished to welcome his Vietnamese counterpart to Japan this summer and promised to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Vietnam’s central city of Da Nang later this year. Host and guest consented to enhance practical collaboration in national defence-security, including bomb and mine clearance and improvement of law enforcement at sea. On the economic front, the two sides reached consensus on boosting economic connectivity via promotion of trade, investment promotion, official development assistance (ODA) and cooperation in supplementary fields such as agriculture and labour. PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc asked Japan to continue providing Vietnam with ODA in the near future, with a focus on infrastructure building, human resources training and climate change response. Abe, for his part, committed an additional 1.05 billion…... [read more]

(VOVworld) – Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong has welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s revisit to Vietnam amidst the flourishing extensive strategic partnership between the two countries. At a reception in Hanoi on Monday, Mr. Trong reiterated Vietnam’s unswerving policy of respecting the relationship with Japan. He suggested that both sides increase political trust through exchanges of visits by leaders of the State, Government, and National Assembly of Vietnam and Japan. President Tran Dai Quang received Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Hanoi on Monday. He said Vietnam treasures its relations with Japan and considers it a top priority Vietnam’s foreign policy. The President called for more exchanges of visit between ministries, companies and people and called for mutual support in international fora, especially at the United Nations, ASEAN, APEC and ASEM. Prime Minister Abe said Japan considers the upcoming visit to Vietnam by the Japanese Emperor scheduled for this March as a symbol of bilateral friendship and cooperation. Prime Minister Abe said Japan treasures the upcoming visit to Vietnam by the Japanese Emperor this March as a symbol of bilateral friendship and cooperation. National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday. She asked Japan to continue offering Official Development Assistance to support Vietnam’s social economic development, key national projects, energy and climate change adaptation projects. She called for more exchanges of visit between the two legislatures and senior visits between the two governments. Prime Minister Abe pledged to contribute more to Vietnam’s…... [read more]

Speaking at the event in Japan attended by former Prime Ministers Yasuo Fukuda and Yukio Hatoyama, Ambassador Doan Xuan Hung highlighted the significance of the traditional Tet festival. Hung said for him it was most importantly a time to gather with family and friends and to look back to the homeland and be thankful. He briefed the guests on Vietnam’s achievements for 2014 in all fields – underscoring the GDP growth rate of 5.98% and stable macro-economy. Inflation has been contained inflation he said, adding export revenues were a record US$150 billion. This year Vietnam aims to obtain a GDP growth rate of 6.2% and continue to accelerate international integration and strengthening relations with other countries, protect national sovereignty and actively contribute to maintaining regional peace and security. Hung stressed that in recent years, Vietnam-Japan relations have developed strongly noting that a deep and extensive strategic partnership for peace and prosperity was established in March 2014 during State President Truong Tan Sang visit’s to Japan. Japan remains a leading development partner of Vietnam, Xuan said adding that he hoped bilateral cooperation, especially in agriculture would be further promoted in the future. He thanked OVs for their donations for island soldiers and flood victims at home over recent years. Around 300 Vietnamese living in the US gathered in Washington, D.C., on February 6 in celebration of the coming Lunar New Year (Tet). In his speech to the gathering, Ambassador Pham Quang Vinh thanked them for humanitarian deeds and voices to safeguard…... [read more]

(VOVworld)- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife began an official visit to Vietnam on Monday. Taking place amidst the robust development of the Vietnam-Japan strategic partnership and the 44th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties, the visit aims to strengthen bilateral cooperation, especially in economics, and trade. Vietnam and Japan established their diplomatic ties in 1973. In recent years, leaders of the two countries have increased contacts and exchanges to boost bilateral cooperation. Firm foundation of shared interests Established 44 years ago, the relationship between Vietnam and Japan has become fruitful. The two countries have established mutual trust and an extensive strategic partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia. The two countries’ leaders have increased visits and contacts at regional and global forums. During Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong’s visit to Japan in September, 2015, a “Joint Vision Statement on Vietnam-Japan Relations” was signed. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc visited Japan and participated in the expanded G6 Summit in May, 2016. Economics is one of the main pillars of Vietnam-Japan ties. Both have strengthened cooperation in marine economics, which is expanded to many other areas. Japan is Vietnam’s leading economic partner and the first G7 country to recognize Vietnam’s market economy. Japan is Vietnam’s biggest ODA provider, 2nd largest investor and 4th biggest trade partner. The two countries have strengthened a number of bilateral economic cooperation mechanisms enabling exports to increase 13.9% a year in recent years. Japan is helping Vietnam to develop industry under the Vietnam-Japan Cooperation Framework…... [read more]

Meeting with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, the Party leader reiteratedVetnam’s consistent policy of further deepening its extensive strategic partnership with Japan for the benefit of the two countries’ people and for peace, stability and prosperity in the region and the world. He suggested the two nations should continue to consolidate political trust via the maintenance of regular exchanges and meetings at all levels, especially visits between senior leaders of the two States, governments and legislatures, as well as intensify people-to-people exchanges. He also hailed the practical and effective support that Japan has provided for Vietnam’s socio-economic development over the past years, especially its official development assistance to Vietnam in the fields of high-quality infrastructure and human resources training, support industry, agriculture, and climate change response. The Vietnamese leaders and people expect the upcoming visit by the Japanese Emperor and Empress, he said, adding that it will mark a new milestone that further deepens bilateral ties and friendship between the two peoples. Abe, for his part, informed the host about the outcomes of talks with his Vietnamese counterpart. He affirmed that Japan continues prioritising ODA to Vietnam and wishes to enhance coordination in infrastructure development and high-quality human resources training. He said he believed that the visit between the two countries’ leaders, especially the upcoming one by the Japanese Emperor and Empress will elevate Japan-Vietnam ties to a higher level. Receiving the Japanese PM, President Tran Dai Quang acknowledged Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s role in and devotion to nurturing the…... [read more]

The Hanoitimes - The official visit to Vietnam from January 16-17 by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to enhance cooperation in the context of the international situation and the current region, while promoting trade cooperation with Vietnam, especially in the realization of the Agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s official visit to Vietnam manifests his respect to the two nations’ Extensive Strategic Partnership relations, affirming their crucial and long-term relationship. The Japanese and his spouse have started their official visit to Vietnam from January 16-17 at the invitation of Vietnamese PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Vietnamese PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc Earlier, the two PMs held talks on May 28, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan on the sidelines of the Vietnamese leader’s visit to Japan to attend the G7 Summit Japan 2016. They assented specific measures and orientations to promote Vietnam-Japan Extensive Strategic Partnership relations more comprehensively and effectively in the future. They agreed to strengthen political trust through maintaining high-ranking visits and exchanges, enhance meetings on the sidelines of international forums, increase the effectiveness of dialogue mechanisms as well as strengthen the two sides’ defense and security and coordinate in the United Nations peace-keeping activities and overcome consequences after the war. The two leaders consented to exchange ways to connect the two economies with contents of economic development strategies and human resource connection through investment, trade and Official Development Assistance cooperation. The two sides approved to accelerate Japan’s investment in Vietnam by…... [read more]




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