PM: Vietnam joins international efforts to advance global peace, prosperity

On the occasion of his ongoing trip to Japan to attend the G20 summit and pay a visit to the country, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc spoke to Japanese media agencies.

Concerning Vietnam's contribution to the G20 summit, the Prime Minister said that as Vietnam is emerging and extensively integrating into the global economy, it will share with other countries its vision, cooperative initiatives, and efforts to advance global peace and prosperity, leaving no one behind.

In response to questions on the Vietnam-Japan relationship, the Prime Minister said the extensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and Japan is growing rapidly, effectively meeting the interests of the two peoples and contributing to global peace, stability, prosperity, cooperation and development.

Phuc said the two countries have maintained regular exchanges of visits at all levels to strengthen bilateral political trust. Japan is Vietnam's top partner in investment, trade and tourism and the largest ODA provider. Cooperation between the two countries' localities has been expanded. The two sides have worked closely at regional and global forums.

The Prime Minister said Vietnam will work together with the international community including Japan to promote cooperation at sea in line with international law, particularly the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea in order to ensure security, safety, and freedom of navigation and overflight in the East Sea. Vietnam values Japan's role in maintaining the East Sea's stability and security and believes Japan will further contribute to peace, stability, security and prosperity in the region and around the world.

Regarding Japan's approval of an open door policy for foreign workers, Prime Minister Phuc said there are more than 300,000 Vietnamese people living in Japan and Vietnam welcomes Japan's recent establishment of new residence status to receive more foreign workers including those from Vietnam. Phuc said the Vietnamese government hopes to strengthen cooperation in this regard with Japan.

Source: VOV5