Signing of the Agreement between the Government of Japan and the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam concerning the Transfer of Defense Equipment and Technology
September 13, 2021
- On September 11 (local time) in Hanoi, H.E. Mr. YAMADA Takio, Ambassador to Vietnam, and Lieutenant General Mr. Hoang Xuan Chien, Deputy Minister of National Defence of Vietnam, signed the Agreement between the Government of Japan and the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam concerning the Transfer of Defense Equipment and Technology. ( English (PDF) / Japanese (PDF)
- This Agreement was agreed in principle between the Prime Minister Suga who visited Vietnam and the former Prime Minister Phuc in October last year. The Agreement establishes a legal framework for the Governments of Japan and Vietnam regarding the transfer and handling of defense equipment and technology between the two governments in order to implement projects to be jointly determined including those contributing to international peace and stability. Specifically, it stipulates procedures to determine each specific transfer as well as basic rules on the use of the transferred defense equipment and technology.
- The conclusion of this Agreement will ensure appropriate control over the defense equipment and technology transferred between Japan and Vietnam, especially regarding any subsequent transfer to a third party or any extra-purpose use. It is expected that this Agreement will contribute to closer cooperation between Japan and Vietnam for defense equipment and technology, and maintaining and improving the production and technological bases for Japan’s defense industry, thereby ensuring the security of Japan.