PM Pham Minh Chinh leaves for official visit to Japan
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh left Ha Noi on Monday for four-day official visit to Japan at the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh. Photo: VGP
He is accompanied by Minister of National Defense Phan Van Giang, Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son, Minister of Home Affairs Pham Thi Thanh Tra, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung, Minister of Trade and Industry Nguyen Hong Dien, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha, Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long, Minister-Chairman of the Government Office Tran Van Son, and Prosecutor General of the Supreme People’s Procuracy Le Minh Tri.
Pham and Kishida attended the ASEAN-Japan Summit on October 27 and met at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) on November 2.
Viet Nam and Japan established diplomatic ties on September 21, 1973. Japan is the first G7 country to set up strategic partnership with Viet Nam in 2009.
The bilateral relations were upgraded to extensive strategic partnership on the occasion of Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang’s State visit to Japan in March 2014.
The Viet Nam-Japan relationship has become a model of friendship and win-win partnership, creating a foundation for cooperation in ensuring stability and peace in Southeast Asia and beyond, said Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Vu Hong Nam.
By Huong Giang