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Japanese media highlights Vietnam-Japan high-level talks

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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe (Source: VNA)
Tokyo (VNA) – The high-level talks between Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, and the joint statement issued after the talks  has been highlighted on Japanese media.

The Japanese Government’s official website covered the high-level talks with photos on the welcome ceremony for PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc, emphasising the two countries’ deep bilateral relationship across fields from politics, economics, to culture-sport and people-to-people exchange.

The Japanese Foreign Ministry’s website carried news stories about the welcome ceremony for PM Phuc and the talks between the two PMs as well as the full text of the joint statement on deepening partnership.

Meanwhile, media outlets focused on contents in the joint statement.

Sankei newspaper reported the two PMs discussed cooperation to put the Trans-pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement into effect.

Regarding bilateral relations between Japan and Vietnam, Sankei cited the joint statement as saying that the ties is thriving in many fields in a practical manner. The paper stressed PM Shinzo Abe’s commitment to supporting Vietnam in infrastructure development.

Yomiui newspaper underlined the joint statement’s contents calling for peaceful measures to settle differences on the basis of international law, and promoting bilateral cooperation.

Japan Today, in its article on June 7, stressed the two leaders agreed to enhance defence-security cooperation in UN peacekeeping operations and in overcoming post-war consequence as well.

Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK) Television – the Broadcasting Corporation, highlighted the welcome ceremony and talks, focusing on the intensive partnership and the countries’ collaboration to put the TPP into effect soon.

NHK also mentioned the two PMs’ shared viewpoint of the importance of ensuring peace, security, safety, and freedom of navigation and overflight in the East Sea, and promoting the settlement of disputes in the sea through peaceful means on the basis of international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), and full and effective implementation of the 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC), and promptly concluding an effective Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC).

At the same time, Jiji news agency ran a news story, pointing out the two countries’ unanimity of issues such as the maintenance of security and safety of navigation in the East Sea, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and free trade.-VNA
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