Japanese press hails Party leader’s visit

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s official visit to Japan was highlighted on Japanese newspapers. On September 16th and 17th, the local newspapers covered all activities by the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam in Japan, appreciating the importance of the visit and the Vietnam – Japan cooperative relation in all areas.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s official visit to Japan was highlighted on Japanese newspapers. On September 16th and 17th, the local newspapers covered all activities by the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam in Japan, appreciating the importance of the visit and the Vietnam – Japan cooperative relation in all areas.

Sankei, a leading economic daily of Japan, ran an article featuring the Vietnam-Japan Joint Statement, which affirms that the two countries will increase economic and maritime security cooperation.

Japanese press hails Party leader’s visit

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (R) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (Photo: Reuters)

According to the article, Japan committed to increase cooperation with Vietnam to enhance Vietnam’s law enforcement at sea while affirming the necessity for the early establishment of a Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC).

In terms of security issues, Vietnam and Japan will foster cooperation in cyber security, agriculture and energy, said the article.

The article added that the two countries’ leaders had agreed to work strictly together towards the conclusion of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement.

Other famous newspapers of Japan, including Daily Yomiuri and Mainichi, also highlighted the bilateral cooperation in security and economy, especially Japan’s commitment to assist Vietnam in upgrading the Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.

The English daily Japan Times posted the detailed content of the joint press conference hosted by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after their talks.

Earlier, on September 15th, Japanese newspapers featured Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s official visit to Japan which will last until September 18th.

The newspapers all ran articles stressing the two countries’ consensus in the East Sea issues, saying that disputes need to be addressed in a peaceful way in accordance with international laws. According to the articles, both Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe showed their deep concern over acts aiming to change the status quo and cause tensions in the East Sea, including the accretion and construction on a large scale.

Japanese newspapers also highlighted the two leaders’ commitment in increasing economic and security cooperation, notably Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s commitment in lending Vietnam an amount of JPY100 billion to support Vietnam’s development of infrastructure constructions.

In security cooperation, Japan committed to provide additional 2 patrol vessels at sea for Vietnam’s increase of law enforcement activities in the East Sea. In 2014, Japan agreed to provide 6 patrol vessels for Vietnam; so far, 2 of which have been handed over to Vietnam.

According to the newspapers, to develop the comprehensive strategic partnership, Vietnam and Japan also agreed to boost cooperation in agriculture, an economic area that receives priority for development in Vietnam. The articles added that Vietnam agreed to open a market for Japanese apples while Vietnamese mangoes will come to Japanese consumers soon.

The two sides also reached a consensus on continued efforts to conclude negotiations on the TPP Agreement./.

( Compiled by VNF )

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