Visit to Japan by His Excellency Dr. Pham Gia Khiem, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
January 14, 2010
- His Excellency Dr. Pham Gia Khiem, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, will visit Japan from January 15 (Fri) to 20 (Wed) as a guest of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- During his stay, Dr. Khiem will attend the 4th Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) Foreign Ministers' Meeting. Mr. Katsuya Okada, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Dr. Khiem will co-chair the third meeting of the Japan-Viet Nam Cooperation Committee. In addition, there will be a working dinner between the two foreign ministers where they will hold bilateral discussions.
- It is expected that Dr. Khiem's visit to Japan will further strengthen the strategic partnership between Japan and Viet Nam.
- The Japan-Viet Nam Cooperation Committee was established through an agreement by leaders of both Japan and Viet Nam in November 2006 as a forum for discussions regarding cooperative relations between the two countries including the fields of politics, the economy, science and technology, and culture. The foreign ministers co-chair the committee, where senior officials from other related ministries and agencies of the two countries also attend. During Dr. Khiem’s visit to Japan in May 2007, the first meeting was held between Dr. Khiem and then-Foreign Minister Taro Aso. In June 2008, then-Foreign Minister Masahiko Koumura visited Viet Nam where he held the second meeting with Dr. Khiem.
- Following the discussions taking place on January 17, the second session of the third meeting of the Japan-Viet Nam Cooperation Committee will be held in the morning of January 18. The chair from Japan will be the Director General of the Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs Department, and the chair from Viet Nam will be the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs.
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