International press hails Party chief’s visit to Japan
(VNF) - International press covered Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s official visit to Japan from September 15th-18th, highlighting the all-around solidarity between the two nations.
* Pravda.ru (formerly Pravda Online), a Russian internet news website established in 1999, on September 18th said that the Vietnamese Communist Party chief's visit - his first to Japan since assuming his post in 2011 his first to Japan since assuming his post in 2011 - as a contribution to deepening the intensive and extensive strategic partnership between the two countries in order to promote peace and prosperity in the region.
The two sides expressed serious concerns over recent developments on the South China Sea, including the massive land reclamation work and construction of outposts, which intensify tensions, damage trust and threaten peace and stability in the region and the world.
The visit also aims to strengthen economic links and all-round cooperation. Japan also pledges to extend JPY28.6 billion (USD239 million) in official development assistance (ODA) to Vietnam to build a general hospital in Ho Chi Minh city. Tokyo also plans to provide Hanoi with further ODA of about JPY100 billion for transport infrastructure.
According to the news, Abe's new pledges are certainly a boost to the overall bilateral relationship. It would be a crucial milestone, opening up a new vision for the Japan-Vietnam relations in the near future.
* While, Prensa Latina, the official state news agency of Cuba (founded in March 1959), on September 16th run an article on the visit of the Secretary General of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong, to Japan.
According to the sources, the Vietnamese leader advocated for expanding the exchange of delegations, experiences, information and joint research activities.
Both leaders attended the signature ceremony of a memorandum of understanding on cooperation, which will contribute to consolidate the political base for lasting, stable and comprehensive links between both countries, as they agreed./.
( VNF )