Courtesy call on Prime Minister Noda by H.E. Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Deputy Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam

July 1, 2012

On Sunday, July 1, Mr. Yoshihiko Noda, Prime Minister of Japan, received courtesy call from H.E. Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Deputy Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, at 4:20 P.M. for approximately 20 minutes. An overview of the meeting is as follows:

  1. Overall Japan-Viet Nam Bilateral Relations
    Prime Minister Noda welcomed a visit to Japan by the "Viet Nam Constitution Research Mission" headed by Deputy Prime Minister Phuc and stated that he was pleased by the fact that the bilateral "strategic partnership" has deepened and expanded via active high-level human exchanges.

  2. Cooperation in the economic field
    Prime Minister Noda stated that cooperation in many fields was confirmed in the Japan-Viet Nam Summit Meeting held when H.E. Mr. Nguyen Tan Dung, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, visited Japan in April this year and he would like to crystallize them in the future. Moreover, Prime Minister Noda also stated that he would like to continue cooperation on infrastructure in Viet Nam and other issues. In response, Deputy Prime Minister Phuc, mentioned Japan's restoration from the Great East Japan Earthquake, expressed his gratitude for a large amount of support from Japan despite the earthquake and stated that the Government of Viet Nam would effectively utilize the support from Japan. Moreover, Deputy Prime Minister Phuc stated that he would like to deepen cooperation in various fields which was agreed upon in the Summit Meeting held in April, and added that as he visited Japan for the purpose of research for revision of the constitution of Viet Nam this time, he would like to improve business environments for enterprises, including Japanese enterprises, through development of legal systems.

  3. Other issues
    In addition, Prime Minister Noda and Deputy Prime Minister Phuc shared views on strengthening grass root-level friendly relations toward the "Japan-Viet Nam Friendship Year" in 2013.

(*The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)

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