The second Vietnam-Japan Strategic Partnership Dialogue took place in Tokyo on Dec. 2.

At the dialogue, the Vietnamese delegation, led by Deputy Foreign Minister Ho Xuan Son and the Japanese delegation, by Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Bessho Koro, exchanged views of respective country’s foreign, security and defence policy as well as regional and international issues

The two sides discussed measures to enhance bilateral relations, especially in politics, diplomacy, security and defence.

Both sides agreed that the two countries should promote cooperation and coordination in international and regional forums in the context of regional and international situations with fast international developments.

The two sides affirmed that the dialogue achieved good results and agreed that the next dialogue will be held in Vietnam at a convenient time in 2012.

The same day, Deputy FM Son met with Japanese Parliamentary Senior Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Yamaguchi Tsuyoshi who affirmed that Japan attaches importance and wants to further its strategic partnership with Vietnam.

Yamaguchi welcomed the results of the dialogue, considering it a vivid manifestation of trust between the two countries, contributing to accelerating cooperation between Vietnam and Japan in various fields.

The Japanese Government will actively support Vietnam in its national industrialisation and modernisation process, said Yamaguchi.

Both host and guest reached consensus on further expanding the two foreign ministries’ cooperation and close coordination in preparing for the Vietnam-Japan Friendship Year 2013 on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties.

They also agreed to speed up the implementation of agreements reached by the two sides during Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s recent visit to Japan./.