Japan’s royal family supports cooperation with Vietnam

  • 03:55 - 2015/09/17

The Japanese royal family strongly supports the development of relations between Japan and Vietnam, Emperor Akihito told Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong during their meeting in Tokyo on September 16. 

Japan’s royal family supports cooperation with Vietnam 

Party Chief Nguyen Phu Trong meets Japanese Emperor Akihito.

The Emperor welcomed the Vietnamese Party chief’s official visit to Japan as holding significant meaning in enhancing the friendship and affiliation between the two countries.

He wished Vietnam would continue to reap significant attainments in the national construction and prosperity.

Emperor Akihito and General Secretary Trong sides were delighted at the rapid, pragmatic and sound cooperation between Vietnam and Japan over recent years.

Trong expressed his pleasure to revisit Japan and witness the Japanese government and people’s endeavours in national recovery and reconstruction, actively contributing to peace, cooperation and development in the region and around the globe.

He highly valued the close-knit sentiment of the Japanese Emperor and royal family for Vietnam and the friendship and cooperation between the two countries, and affirmed the Vietnamese Party and State regard Japan as a leading and long-term partner.

He invited the Emperor and his family members to visit Vietnam.

The same day, Trong met with Secretary-General of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP) Sadakazu Tanigaki, who affirmed the LDP will coordinate with the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) to push the extensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and Japan forward.

The Vietnamese leader reviewed the outcomes of talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and underlined that cooperation between the two parties plays a crucial role in creating the foundation for political stability and firm bilateral rapport.

He extolled the LDP’s role in enhancing official development assistance (ODA) cooperation as well as its key role in the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians Union in propelling the two countries’ relations forward.

He expressed his hope to further cooperative ties between the two parties in the coming time via regular delegation and cultural exchanges, experience sharing and increasing collaboration in regional and international issues.

The two sides witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on enhancing cooperation between the CPV and LDP, which is expected to help reinforce the long-term, stable and comprehensive bilateral political ties.

On the same day, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong received President of the New Komeito Party Natsuo Yamaguchi, during which both sides expressed their hope to bolster cooperative ties between the two parties.

President Yamaguchi said the regular delegation exchanges between the two parties have contributed to increasing mutual understanding, thus, enhancing multi-faceted cooperation between the two countries.

Party General Trong expressed his wish for the development of two parties’ ties in the near future, contributing to boosting the extensive strategic partnership.

Party chief meets Japanese corporate executives

Japan’s royal family supports cooperation with Vietnam

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong held separate meetings with several Japanese corporate executives in Tokyo on September 16.


Kuniharu Nakamura, President of the 400-year-old Sumitomo Corporation – which invests in industrial parks Thang Long I in Hanoi, Thang Long II in Hung Yen and Thang Long III in Vinh Phuc, said the conglomerate has been working across diverse areas in Vietnam and is likely to scale up its operations there.

The Party chief wished the corporation would choose Vietnam as a priority investment destination and pledged to provide all possible support.

President of Mitsubishi Corporation Ken Kobayashi also asked for more assistance for its business in Vietnam, which been a part of dozens of projects since 1990 in oil and gas, automobile assembly, steel, plastics, electricity and the construction of industrial parks and airports

The Vietnamese leader urged the corporation to develop further and continue expanding its operations in Vietnam, ultimately contributing to the Vietnam-Japan ties.

Vietnam will continue streamlining administrative procedures, improving the workforce quality and upgrading infrastructure, making it easier for Mitsubishi to do business in the country, he assured.

Meeting President and Chief Executive Officer of Taisei Corporation Yamauchi Takashi, the Party leader hailed Taisei’s positive impacts on Vietnam and hoped it would launch more projects for the sake of Vietnam as well as the two economies.

Since it opened a representative office in Vietnam in 1983, Taisei has been working as a contractor of major initiatives funded by Japan’s official development assistance and formed a joint-venture called Vinata with Vinaconex.

In a dialogue with President of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Omiya Hideaki, the General Secretary reviewed the outcomes of his talks with senior Japanese leaders, saying that both sides agreed to strengthen economic connections across strategies, production capability and human resources.

He welcomed and appreciated Mitsubishi’s expansion in Vietnam and human resources and technology transfer assistance.

Hideaki, for his part, vowed to recommend solutions to improve the economic efficiency of the Ninh Thuan II nuclear power plant and extend Mitsubishi’s operations to other areas.

The group will also help Vietnam build infrastructure and strengthen personnel training cooperation through scholarship provisions, he added.

Later the day, General Secretary Trong met with the embassy staff and Vietnamese nationals in Japan.

During his stay, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat received Tsutomu Takebe, Special Advisor to the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance.

Transport Minister Dinh La Thang met Chairman of the Vietnam Friendship Association in Japan Utsuda Syoei.


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