Prime Minister active on sidelines of 10th Mekong-Japan Summit
12:11 | 10/10/2018

VGP – PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and the leaders of Mekong countries met with Japan’s Emperor and Crown Prince, and representatives from the Mekong-Japan Parliamentary Friendship League (MJPFL) and the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) on October 9, within the framework of the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit in Tokyo.

At the meeting with the leaders of Mekong nations, the Japanese Emperor and Crown Prince highlighted the significance of mutual trust and understanding between Japan and Mekong countries, expressing their hopes that the Mekong-Japan Friendship Year 2019 would help further accelerate the exchange between the governments and people of the six countries.

PM Phuc voiced his respect for the deep concern and sentiments that the Emperor, Crown Prince, and the Japanese Royal Family have offered to Viet Nam and the Japan-Vietnam relationship over the past few years.

He affirmed that the Government and people of Viet Nam give high priority to their cooperative relations with Japan, and to strengthening the bilateral ties in a stronger and more comprehensive and extensive manner.

Meeting with the MJPFL representatives, the Vietnamese PM spoke highly of the MJPFL’s role, calling on the organization to continue making active contributions to facilitating the multifaceted and substantial cooperation between Japan and Mekong countries.

Chairman of the MJPFL Ryu Shionoya and Chief Cabinet Secretary, advisor of the League Yoshihide Suga expressed their honor to receive the leaders of the Mekong countries, affirming that the league would do its utmost to comprehensively promote Japan-Mekong cooperation in the areas of infrastructure, investment, trade, the environment, human resources training, and people-to-people exchange.

At a working session with representatives from the Keidanren and its member enterprises, PM Phuc praised the federation’s role as a bridge to promote Japan’s investment in the Mekong region, as well as the successful business and contributions of Japanese firms in Viet Nam.

He also introduced the achievements and potential of Viet Nam’s economy, as well as the Vietnamese Government’s directions aiming to maintain socio-political stability, improve the business climate and promote international integration, towards developing Viet Nam into a country in the leading group of ASEAN.

The PM hailed similarities in culture and social values as an important foundation to connect Viet Nam and Japan and facilitate the development of economic relationships.

Keidanren Chairman Nobuyuki Koga affirmed that the federation would continue accelerating Japanese companies’ investment activities in the Mekong region, while pledging mutual cooperation in order to build a region of prosperity and sustainable development.

                                                                                                            By Vien Nhu

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