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VGP – Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh highly valued the success of the 5th Viet Nam-Japan strategic dialogue, which helps deepen the strategic partnership between the two countries.
At his reception for Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama in Ha Noi on Friday, Deputy PM, FM Minh also spoke highly of the latest developments in the bilateral ties.
Viet Nam and Japan elevated their ties to a new level of Extensive Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity in Asia during State President Truong Tan Sang's visit to Japan last March.
Mr. Shinsuke Sugiyama affirmed that Japan always attaches importance to the relations with Viet Nam, pledging to continue support for Viet Nam's development through ODA provision and close coordination in realizing joint economic programs and projects.
Earlier on the same day, Deputy FM Ho Xuan Son and his Japanese counterpart Shinsuke Sugiyama co-chaired the 5th Viet Nam-Japan strategic dialogue.
Both sides frankly exchanged views on the strategic partnership; diplomacy, security and defense policies of respective countries as well as regional and international issues of common concern.
The two Deputy FMs agreed that the two countries need to maintain the regular exchange of high-level visits and contacts, promote the role and efficiency of the existing dialogue mechanisms, and further enhance their cooperation at regional and international forums.
Both sides also stressed on the importance of ensuring peace, stability and development in the region and all sea-related issues must be settled by peaceful measures on the basis of international law, especially the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.
The next strategic dialogue will be held in Japan in 2015./.
By Hai Minh
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On February 06th, 2018, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc received outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam Hong Xiaoyong who came to bid farewell at the end of his tenure in Vietnam.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc received Chinese Ambassador Hong Xiaoyong. Photo: VGP
At the reception, PM hailed and congratulated Ambassador Hong Xiaoyong for the successful completion of his tenure in Vietnam, thereby making an important contribution to promoting the neighborly friendship and comprehensive strategic cooperation partnership between Vietnam and China.
Expressing his happiness towards the achieved progresses seen in the relationship of the two countries, PM emphasized that the results gained in the economic – trading field would continue one of the highlights in Vietnam-China cooperation. China continues Vietnam's largest trade partner while Vietnam has become its largest trader in ASEAN.
During the Ambassador's tenure, Vietnam – China trade turnovers nearly doubled in volume, from 58.78$ billion in 2014 to 93.69$ billion in 2017; Vietnam's excess of import over export from China tends to decrease. China is now ranked eighth among 125 countries and territories investing in Vietnam. It also tops the list of foreign tourists visiting Vietnam while Vietnam also ranks first in ASEAN in terms of the number of tourists to China.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc affirmed that the Party and Government of Vietnam always treasure its neighborly friendship and comprehensive strategic cooperation partnership with China. He suggested both sides continue implementing common perceptions of their senior leaders, Parties, strengthen political trust through high-level meetings; carry out three working groups on infrastructure, finance and monetary, and discuss win-win cooperation at sea; and well control disagreements and maintain peace and stability at sea in order to develop the Vietnam-China relation in a stable, healthy and sustainable manner.
Ambassador Hong Xiaoyong sincerely thanked PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc, the Vietnamese Government and Ministries, localities for their provided favorable conditions helping him to fulfill his assignments during his tenure in Vietnam.
Sharing his joy and profound impression towards the strong socio-economic development of Vietnam as well as important progresses in the Vietnam-China relation, Ambassador Hong Xiaoyong affirmed that in any positions, he will always pay attention to boosting the bilateral comprehensive strategic cooperation partnership to bring it to the next level.
Source: http://baochinhphu.vn/Tin-noi-bat/Thu-tuong-tiep-Dai-su-Trung-Quoc/329232.vgp (Edited and translated from Vietnamese article).