Workshop seeks to deepen Vietnam-Japan partnership hinh anh 1Pime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Hiroshi Fukada(R) (Source: VNA)
Vietnam and Japan have seen long strides in their cooperation since they established diplomatic ties in 1973, as heard a workshop in Hanoi on October 13.

The strategic partnership between the two countries has one of the most substantial and deepest rapports and is expected to expand even further moving forward, said Director of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam Dang Dinh Quy.

He noted that Japan has made active contributions to peace, stability and development in the region and the world.

After 70 years of war, Japan has endeavoured to become a country of peace, freedom and democracy, Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Hiroshi Fukada said.

He added that the country has complied with international law and implemented its commitments to avoiding war and actively contributing to regional and global peace and prosperity.

The active policy of building peace in Japan and the international integration policy of Vietnam share a number of similarities, he said, pointing to the two countries’ efforts to maintain peace, security and stability in the region.

During his visit to Japan in September this year, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to enhance the two nations' strategic partnership for peace, stability and prosperity in Asia.

On the occasion, the two leaders issued a joint statement on the vision of the Vietnam-Japan relationship to deepen the bilateral cooperation across security, defence and navigation safety, and strengthen affiliations in the region and beyond, the diplomat said.

During the workshop, participants presented connections between Vietnam and Japan’s development strategies on socio-economic affairs, security, defence and national construction as well as the potential to promote bilateral collaborative ties in the time ahead.-VNA