President Tran Dai Quang (right) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a meeting on the sidelines of the ongoing APEC Economics Leaders' Week. (Photo: VNA)

Da Nang (VNA)
– President Tran Dai Quang and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to work closely together to further develop the Vietnam-Japan intensive strategic partnership in the future at their meeting in the central city of Da Nang on November 10 as part of the ongoing APEC Economic Leaders’ Week.

PM Abe lauded Vietnam’s initiatives and efforts as well as active role in organising the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week.

Showing deep sympathy over losses caused by Typhoon Damrey, Abe informed Quang on Japan’s supplies of 105 water filters to locals in flood-hit localities. He also pledged to continue providing ODA to Vietnam, while assisting the country in high quality human resource development.

He also asked the Vietnamese side to back Japanese firms in joining transportation infrastructure and energy development projects.

President Quang thanked Japan for aiding storm-affected locals in the central region and expressed his delight at the growing intensive strategic partnership between the two countries with high political trust and regular high-level exchanges.

He highly valued Japan’s ODA, saying that Vietnam hopes to increase trade with Japan, and Japan soon allows the import of Vietnamese fresh fruits and provides technical assistance for Vietnam to enhance capacity in negotiating and implementing new-generation free trade agreements. He vowed to back Japanese investors.

The State leader suggested that the two sides expand partnership to health care, education and labour areas as well as law enforcement at sea, war aftermath overcoming, including the detoxification in Bien Hoa airport.

The two leaders agreed to maintain high-level meetings and existing dialogue mechanisms, while sharing viewpoints on regional and global issues of shared concern, including the nuclear matter in the Korean Peninsula and the East Sea, and cooperating in ASEAN, APEC and the United Nations.

The two sides support the settlement of disputes through peaceful measures in line with international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982, and respect for diplomatic and level process.

Following the meeting, the two leaders witnessed the signing of some agreements between ministries, sectors and businesses of both sides with a total value of about 5 billion USD.-VNA