PM Shinzo Abe pledges full support for Vietnam to host APEC Summit

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged full support for Viet Nam to host the APEC economic leaders’ meeting in Da Nang this November during his reception for Vietnamese Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh in Tokyo on Monday.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged full support for Viet Nam to host the APEC economic leaders’ meeting in Da Nang this November during his reception for Vietnamese Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh in Tokyo on Monday.

Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh (L) and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, Japan on May 8, 2017. Photo: VGP

PM Abe affirmed Vietnam is an important partner of Japan’s in the region, expressing his hope to work with Vietnamese leaders to boost the two countries’ relations in the future.

He said Japan will give priority to supporting Vietnam’s economic development.

For his part, Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh showed pleasure at the strong and practical advancement of the Vietnam-Japan strategic partnership in various areas based on high political trust.

He said the recent visits to Vietnam by Japanese leaders, including those of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko and PM Shinzo Abe in the first half of this year were of significant importance and created a new impetus to the bilateral friendship and cooperation.

During his stay in Japan, Deputy PM, FM Minh and Japanese FM Fumio Kishida co-chaired the 9th meeting of the Vietnam-Japan Cooperation Committee.

He also had separate meetings with Speaker of the Japanese House of Representatives Tadamori Oshima and President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency Shinichi Kitaoka.

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