Vietnam and Japan to Hold the 7th Consular Consultation
On April 4, at the Headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Acting Director General of the Consular Department of Vietnam Doan Hoang Minh and Director of the Consular Department of Japan Ando Toshihide co-chaired the 7th Vietnam-Japan Consular Consultation.
|Acting Director General of the Consular Department of Vietnam Doan Hoang Minh and Director of the Consular Department of Japan Ando Toshihide co-chaired the 7th Vietnam-Japan Consular Consultation. (Photo: TGVN)
The consular consultation is a bilateral cooperation mechanism between Vietnam and Japan that was established in 2014. The most recent meeting was held in 2019 in Japan, then paused due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
At the 7th meeting, both sides had a frank and open exchange on the recent bilateral consular cooperation situation, shared experiences and promoted coordination in settlement on consular issues of mutual interest, especially regarding the entry, exit, residence and employment of citizens in the territory of the other country. Vietnam and Japan agreed that the meeting was held successfully with many practical contents exchanged.
In the context that Vietnamese community in Japan stands the second largest of foreign community, and Japan also has many citizens residing and working in Vietnam, there is a need to strengthen cooperation between consular agencies of the two sides to resolve arising issues.
Also, on the afternoon of April 4, Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Hieu received Ando Toshihide on a courtesy visit.
|Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Hieu (right) receives Mr. Ando Toshihide, Director of the Consular Department of Japan. (Photo: TGVN)
According to Deputy Minister, the bilateral relations over the past time have contributed to the deepening of the Vietnam-Japan Strategic Partnership.
Noting that the consular consultation mechanism is a practical and effective cooperation channel between the consular management agencies of the two countries, the Deputy Minister suggested that both sides should continue to strengthen cooperation in diplomacy in general and in the field of consular affairs to make practical contributions to the development of bilateral relations in many fields.
|Deputy Minister Pham Quang Hieu suggested that both sides should continue to strengthen cooperation in diplomacy in general and in the field of consular affairs to make practical contributions to the development of bilateral relations in many fields. (Photo: TGVN)
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