The PM also affirmed to facilitate the development of the bilateral national defence cooperation, and said Vietnam welcomes Japan’s active contributions to and support its greater role in maintaining peace, stability and development in the region and the world as a whole.

He thanked Japan for providing Vietnam with over 3 million doses of vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic and facilitating Vietnamese working and living in Japan, and asked the country to help Vietnam with vaccines.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (R) receives Japanese Defence Minister Kishi Nobuo (Photo: VNA)

PM Pham Minh Chinh asked the Japanese side to continue providing Vietnam with new ODA projects, and pledged Vietnam will continue creating a transparent and favourable environment for investment by foreign countries, including Japanese ones.

The Japanese minister spoke highly of the Vietnam Government’s efforts in the fight against the pandemic and affirmed he will ask relevant authorities to continue the vaccine assistance to Vietnam.

Japan will continue cooperating with Vietnam in the field of Vietnam’s priority, he said.

The two spoke highly of the outcomes of the cooperation between the two countries in various fields and affirmed to continue pushing the development of the intensive and extensive strategic partnership between the two countries, thus helping ensure peace, stability and development in the region and the world over.

They exchanged ideas on international and regional issues. On those on the sea, including the East Sea and the East China Sea, PM Chinh affirmed Vietnam’s viewpoint of maintaining peace, stability, security, safety and freedom of navigation and aviation, settling disputes and differences in the sea by peaceful measures on the basis of respect to international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in 1982.

Vietnam supported the process of peace and denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsular, while the Japanese side affirmed support to ASEAN efforts on the issue of Myanmar./.

CPV (Source: VNA)