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An international seminar was held in Hanoi on January 18, reviewing the 50-year relations between Vietnam and Japan and putting forth visions and new orientations to strengthen the bilateral ties, VNA reported.
Jointly held by the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics (HCMA) and the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam, the event is part of the activities to celebrate the 50th founding anniversary of the Vietnam – Japan diplomatic ties (1973 – 2023).
|Nguyen Xuan Thang, HCMA President and Chairman of the Central Theory Council speaks at the event. Photo: HCMA
Addressing the event, Nguyen Xuan Thang, HCMA president and chairman of the Central Theory Council, highlighted the long-lasting relations between the two nations, which were established on the foundation of cultural and historical similarities, and affinity among the people of the two countries.
He said that the Vietnam - Japan relationship is vivid evidence of persistent efforts and perseverance to overcome difficulties and challenges, paving the way to build a good model of a relationship with increasingly similar interests, growing comprehensive cooperation, and deepened strategic trust.
From the Investment Agreement signed in 2003, just five years later, the two countries upgraded it to an economic partnership agreement, creating a solid legal basis for promoting extensive cooperation across fields.
In 2009, Japan was the first G7 country to establish a strategic partnership with Vietnam, and also five years later, they upgraded their relations to an extensive strategic partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia.
Notably, in November 2023, the two countries issued a joint statement on the elevation of their relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia and the world, opening a new stage of development in the bilateral relations.
Thang expressed his belief that the Vietnam – Japan relations will grow stronger, deeper, and more comprehensive in the coming time.
Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Yamada Takio speaks at the event. Photo: HCMA
For his part, Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Yamada Takio said that the factor that makes the relationship between Japan and Vietnam increasingly close as it is today is the special ties between the two countries which were formed on the basis of the historical and cultural connection.
The bilateral relations, now in the best stage ever, are becoming increasingly close, the diplomat stressed, adding that preserving and deepening this bond is a solid foundation for further elevating the relationship.
The conference consisted of two sessions with speeches and presentations focusing on three main content groups, cosisting of the new context affecting Vietnam - Japan relations; Vietnam - Japan relations in the fields of politics, diplomacy, strategic security and multilateral mechanisms; and the bilateral relations in the economic field and a number of other fields.
Through the event, domestic and foreign scholars analysed and discussed the regional and international context affecting Vietnam - Japan bilateral relations; the need for cooperation and the two countries' positions in each other's foreign and economic policies; achievements in cooperation in all fields after 50 years since the two countries established diplomatic relations.
At the same time, pointing out new opportunities and challenges for Vietnam - Japan relations in the coming time, thereby proposing practical solutions to promote relations between the two countries in all aspects.
|Participants proposed many practical recommendations and solutions to realize the visions and development orientations of the bilateral relations. Photo: HCMA
Through summarizing and evaluating the results achieved in Vietnam - Japan relations over the past 50 years, the seminar provided scientific arguments to develop a vision-oriented report and recommendations and strengthen promotion of promote relations between the two countries in the coming time, meeting the needs and interests of each country, for peace, prosperity, cooperation and development in the region and the world.
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