Diplomats of Vietnam, Japan seek ways to beef up cooperation at multilateral forums
hanguyen0409 30-10-2020, 15:51


Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son on October 29 met with Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Yamada Takio in Hanoi to explore how to beef up ties between the two countries and cooperation at multilateral forums.




Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Yamada Takio(Photo: VNA)



Ambassador Yamada said the government of Japan and Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide held in high regard the outcomes of the PM' official visit to Vietnam last week. Noting that Vietnam was selected as the Japanese PM' destination on his first overseas trip, the ambassador said hopes the two sides will continue closely coordinating to effectively implement results of the visit.
Deputy FM Son highly spoke of the strong growth of the Vietnam-Japan strategic partnership, particularly the success of PM Suga' visit.
Vietnam' Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other ministries and agencies will closely work alongside the Embassy of Japan and Japanese partners to translate agreements reached during the visit into reality, he said.
He went on to suggest the two sides to take measures to boost comprehensive cooperation in the coming time and step up bilateral and multilateral efforts to respond to impacts of COVID-19.
The two sides agreed to further strengthen cooperation at regional and global forums, such as the UN, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum and Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM).
The Japanese diplomat appreciated Vietnam' role as Chair of ASEAN this year and coordinator of the ASEAN-Japan relations, saying he will continue partnering with Vietnam and partner countries to ensure the success of the 37th ASEAN Summit and related meetings, including the 23rd ASEAN-Japan Summit, which Vietnam is hosting in November.
Both sides also highlighted the results of the implementation of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) after the trade deal took effect a year ago and agreed to make the most of the deal to recover the economy amid COVID-19.


By: VNA/VOV


Source: https://vov.vn/en/politics/diplomats-of-vietnam-japan-seek-ways-to-beef-up-cooperation-at-multilateral-forums-813858.vov


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