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PM Pham Minh Chinh meets with leaders of Japan's Parliament


Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and President of Japan's House of Councillors Santo Akiko (Photo: VNA)   

NDO/VNA - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh met with the speakers of the House of Councillors and the House of Representatives of the Japanese National Diet in Tokyo on November 24 as part of his official visit to the Northeast Asian nation.

At a meeting with the Japanese President of the House of Councillors Santo Akiko, the Vietnamese Prime Minister announced the results of the 13th National Party Congress, orientation and development goals of Vietnam for the coming years, and a vision to 2030 and 2045.

He affirmed that Vietnam consistently pursues a foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, friendship, cooperation and development, diversification and multilateralisation of relations; proactive and active international integration; being a friend, a reliable partner and responsible member of the international community.

The Prime Minister expressed his delight at the strong, comprehensive and substantive development of the extensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and Japan over the past time. He once again thanked the Japanese Government for helping Vietnam in the fight against COVID-19 and highly appreciated the contributions of the House of Councillors and President Santo Akiko to the development of the two countries' cooperative relations.

He emphasised that Vietnam always attaches importance to and makes every effort to implement commitments on official development assistance (ODA) projects. He suggested strengthening cooperation between the two legislative bodies and hoped the House of Councillors will support major collaboration plans between the two countries

While applauding Vietnam's achievements in socio-economic development and external relations in recent years and the two sides' mutual support in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, President Santo Akio highlighted the importance of further strengthening the extensive and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.

She said she will support the Japanese Government to continue collaboration and help Vietnam in socio-economic development as well as be willing to pay attention to assist the Vietnamese community in Japan.

The Prime Minister conveyed an invitation to visit Vietnam from National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue to President of the House of Councillors Santo Akiko.

Prime Minister Chinh and Speaker of the House of Representatives Hosoda Hiroyuki (Photo: VNA)

In the afternoon, Prime Minister Chinh met with Speaker of the House of Representatives Hosoda Hiroyuki, during which he informed the speaker of Vietnam's socio-economic development.

Chinh expressed his pleasure with the comprehensive development of the Vietnam - Japan extensive strategic partnership, and thanked for Japan's valuable and timely support for Vietnam in the COVID-19 fight.

The PM affirmed that Vietnam attaches importance to and wishes to join Japan in opening a new stage of development in the extensive strategic partnership in fields, contributing to maintaining peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region.

He suggested the House of Representatives continue to strengthen cooperation, exchange and share experience between the National Assembly committees of the two countries.

Chinh said he supports the strengthening of collaboration in COVID-19 prevention and control, increase connectivity between the two economies and as well as multifaceted cooperation in the post-COVID-19 period.

The PM also extended an invitation to visit Vietnam from NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue to the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives expressed his pleasure at the development and achievements of cooperation between Vietnam - Japan relations over the past time and the achievements Vietnam has gained in socio-economic development and COVID-19 prevention and control.

He said that the House of Representatives attaches great importance to relations with Vietnam and hopes to promote the Vietnam-Japan extensive strategic partnership, supports lifting the two countries' relations to a new height, and close cooperation between the House of Representatives and the National Assembly of Vietnam. The Speaker of the House of Representatives affirmed his willingness to pay attention to support the Vietnamese community in Japan.

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