The agreement was announced during the official visit of Vietnamese deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to Japan from July 1-2.
During yesterday’s talk with Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba, deputy PM Phuc suggested that the Japanese side push implementation and assist in cooperation in fields that leaders of both nations had agreed upon, including the construction of the Ninh Thuan 2 nuclear power project and the rare earth industry.
Phuc sent gratitude to Japan for its support of Vietnam in mapping out the industry development strategy till 2020. He also proposed that both countries promote people-to-people diplomacy to mark the 40-year anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties, and the Vietnam-Japan friendship year scheduling for 2013.
Both sides committed to enhancing the efficiency of dialogue mechanisms, such as the Vietnam-Japan Cooperation Committee and the strategic cooperation dialogue at the deputy foreign ministerial level.
Japan pledged to continue providing Vietnam with Official Development Assistance to develop infrastructure and cope with climate change, Japanese Minister Gemba told Phuc in Tokyo.
He also said he would consider Vietnam’s request that rules governing the granting of visas to Vietnamese to study and work in Japan be relaxed.