VGP – The first dialogue on the Việt Nam-Japan strategic partnership was held on Thursday in Hà Nội between Deputy FM Hồ Xuân Sơn and his Japanese counterpart Koro Bessho.
Deputy PM, FM Phạm Gia Khiêm (L) welcomes Japanese Deputy FM Koro Bessho (R), Hà Nội, December 9, 2010 - Photo: VGP
In a frank and friendly atmosphere, the two sides exchanged views on the strategic partnership, diplomatic-security-national defense policies of the two countries, and regional and international issues of common concern.
They agreed on strengthening cooperation and coordination on regional and international forums in the current context of quick global changes.
The dialogue is a vivid evidence of mutual confidence between the two countries, said Deputy PM, FM Phạm Gia Khiêm at the reception to Mr. Koro Bessho later on the same day.
The positive results of the dialogue would enhance the all-around bilateral ties and peace, stability, and cooperation in the region and the world, Deputy PM Khiêm continued.
Việt Nam and Japan issued a Joint Statement on strategic partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia on the occasion of PM Naoto Kan’s visit to the Southeast Asian country in last October.
The statement lays a legal framework for future development of the bilateral ties, noted Deputy PM Khiêm.
Japan hopes to expand the strategic partnership with Việt Nam, stressed Deputy FM Koro Bessho, saying that Việt Nam is among Japan’s first ODA prioritized receivers.
The next round of dialogue will take place in Tokyo, Japan in 2011.
By Hải Minh