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Vietnam seeks stronger cooperation with Japan over COVID-19

  • November 22, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 10:30 p.m.
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Hanoi, Nov. 22 (Jiji Press)–Vietnam aims to strengthen cooperation with Japan including over novel coronavirus measures, Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said in a written interview with Jiji Press on Monday.

 

Specifically, Vietnam hopes that Japan will transfer technologies on vaccines and medicines to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, according to Chinh.

 

Chinh, on a trip to Japan from Monday until Thursday, is expected to meet his Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida, to exchange opinions on strengthening the bilateral ties and China’s stepped-up activities in the East and South China seas.

 

In the interview, Chinh said that Vietnam’s relationship with Japan is at its best stage, with the two nations able to trust each other in many fields.

 

Chinh expressed hopes for even stronger cooperation between the two countries after referring to Japan’s provision of over 4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Vietnam.

 

He also said that Vietnam will prepare the most desirable environment to attract investments from Japan in order to achieve recovery of its economy, hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Vietnam will enhance defense cooperation with Japan after the two countries signed an agreement on the transfer of defense equipment and technologies in September, Chinh added.

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