Vietnam, Japan Cooperation Committee convenes sixth session

  • 02:01 - 2014/08/04

The Vietnam – Japan Cooperation Committee gathered in Hanoi on August 1 to discuss measures to realize outcomes and agreements reached by the two countries’ high-level leaders.

Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh and Japanese FMKishida Fumio, Hanoi, August 1, 2014.

Under the chairmanship of Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh and Japanese FM Kishida Fumio, the two sides agreed to enhance high-level visits and meetings and organize the 5th strategic dialogue at deputy ministerial level this autumn.

They agreed to foster Japan’s investment in Vietnam by implementing the 5th phase of the Vietnam-Japan Joint Initiative on developing Vietnam’s support industries and exchanged measures to trade links.

The two sides discussed on cooperation in developing infrastructure and implementing private public partnership in such projects likr Can Tho University and Vietnam-Japan University.

Exchanging ideas about regional and international issues of mutual concern, Deputy PM, FM Minh affirmed that Vietnam supports Japan in contributing positively and constructively to peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.

The 6th meeting of the Vietnam - Japan Cooperation Committee, Hanoi, August 1, 2014.

Both sides agreed that maintaining peace, stability, maritime freedom, security and safety in the East Sea is a common responsibility and interest of the international community; and that related sides should resolve disputes in accordance with international law via peaceful dialogues and take no action to make the situation further complicated.

Deputy PM, FM Minh took the occasion to highly value Minister Fumio’s contributions to the friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

Japanese FM said his country agreed to provided six used vessels and equipment worth JPY500 million to help improve Vietnam’s maritime law enforcement capacity.

During the meeting, ministries of the two countries discussed measures to enhance cooperation in economy and human resource development in the future.

Earlier, Minister of Planning and Investment Bui Quang Vinh and FM Fumio signed a note for non-project grant aid funded by the Japanese Government to ensure maritime safety.

Minister of Education and Training Pham Vu Luan and the Japanese FM also signed a note on another non-refundable aid to support human resource development.

Source: dtnews

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