PM leaves for 10th Mekong-Japan Summit
14:44 | 07/10/2018
VGP – PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Spouse on Sunday left for the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit in Tokyo, Japan.

He is accompanied by Minister-Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung, Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha, Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung, and Governor of the State Bank of Viet Nam Le Minh Hung.

The Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting has been held every year since 2009 to strengthen the relationship between Japan and the Mekong countries, and for the sustainable development of and narrowing the development gap within the Mekong region. The Summit is held once every three years in Japan, and this is one of those years.

At this year’s Summit, the leaders will exchange their views, for further strong growth and development, mainly on the following three areas: (a) Connectivity, (b) People and (c) Environment. Subsequently, the leaders will formulate new principle for the Mekong-Japan cooperation, according to a post on the website of the Japanese Foreign Ministry.

Additionally, the Mekong leaders are scheduled to interact with the business community.

Furthermore, the leaders will interact with youth football players attending “Japan-Mekong Youth Exchange Program (football)” organized as a part of the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS2018) by Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE).

This Summit is expected to further strengthen the relationship between Japan and the Mekong region.

Following the summit, PM Phuc will also visit Japan on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties.

The visit is expected to tighten the strategic partnership with Japan./.

By Hai Minh

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