JICA President Tanaka Met with Prime Minister of Viet Nam Chinh


On December 18, in Tokyo, JICA President Tanaka Akihiko met with Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam Pham Minh Chinh, who was visiting Japan to participate in the Commemorative Summit for the 50th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation.

At the beginning of the meeting, President Tanaka expressed JICA’s hope to further deepen the cooperative relationship between the two countries, following the upgrade of the Japan-Viet Nam relationship to a “Comprehensive Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity in Asia and the World,” as announced in the joint statement released by Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and President Vo Van Thuong during the president’s visit to Japan the previous month.

In response, Prime Minister Chinh expressed gratitude for JICA’s cooperation in various areas in Viet Nam over the last 30 years, which contributed to poverty reduction and socio-economic development of Viet Nam, fostered the bonds and friendship between Viet Nam and Japan.

After this, Prime Minister Chinh and President Tanaka exchanged opinions on ongoing projects, as well as the direction of cooperation for the next 50 years. The two also confirmed that cooperation will be further deepened by identifying the medium- to long-term development needs through extensive dialogs with relevant stakeholders, and to ensure that future projects are carried out effectively and efficiently, which incorporates the new challenges of Viet Nam.

Prime Minister of Vietnam Chinh(left) and President Tanaka

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