08/06/2016 16:14 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Prime Minister Visits Japan and Attends the Expanded G7 Summit

From May 26-28, 2016, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc paid an official visit to Japan and attended the expanded G7 Summit held in Japan’s Mie Prefecture. The visit aimed to develop the  Vietnam – Japan Relationship comprehensively, practically and more effectively in the future and with G7 countries to discuss measures for peace, stability and sustainable development in the Asian-Pacific region in particular and the world in general.
Vietnam Calls for Peace and Stability in the East Sea

This is the first time Vietnam has been invited to attend the expanded G7 Summit that marked the recognisation of Vietnam’s role in and contribution to the regional and global issues. 



The expanded G7 Summit draws the participation of leaders of G7 member countries. Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos, Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka and Chad and international organizations, such as  the United Nations (UN), the World Bank (WB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are invited guests. 
Addressing the expanded G7 Summit, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc affirmed Vietnam’s stance in peace, stability and sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region in particular and the world in general.

The Prime Minister said that countries, especially G7 countries raised their voice and have practical actions to actively contribute to consolidating the environment of peace and stability as well as the settlement of common issues in the region and the world, particularly sustainable development goals, infrastructure ramp-up, disaster prevention, climate change response, anti-terrorism and food and water resources security.

He expressed his strong belief in the G7 member countries’ important role in shoring up global economic recovery, trade and investment connectivity as well as effectively dealing with global development challenges for a peaceful and stable environment in the Asia-Pacific region and in the world.

Regarding the East Sea issue, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hailed the countries’ active stance and support for Vietnam and ASEAN to settle disputes by peaceful means in line with international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); ensure maritime and aviation safety and security in the East Sea; contribute to maintaining peace, stability for prosperity and development in the region and the world.

On the occasion, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc had bilateral meetings with leaders and heads of countries and international organisations, including the French President, Canadian Prime Minister, UK Prime Minister, German Chancellor, US President, Italian Prime Minister, UN Secretary-General, President of the EU Commission, President of the EU Council, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund and President of the World Bank.
 


Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and heads of delegations pose for a photo at the expanded G7 Summit. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attends the expanded G7 Summit. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc meets with US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA

The Vietnamese leader has a meeting with French President Francois Hollande. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc meets with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc meets with his Italian counterpart Matteo Renzi. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has a meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc meets with the President of the European Commission Jean Claude Juncker
and President of the European Council Donald Tusk. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA

 
Promote Vietnam-Japan Relations to Develop Comprehensively

After attending the Outreach Meeting of the G7 Summit, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrived in Tokyo to begin his Japan visit at the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

At the talks, the two Prime Ministers discussed and reached a consensus on major orientations and specific measures to develop the Vietnam-Japan extensive strategic partnership in a comprehensive, pragmatic and more effective manner in the future. They agreed to boost political trust by maintaining regular exchanges of high-ranking delegations and meetings on the sidelines of international forums, and by enhancing the efficiency of bilateral dialogue mechanisms; reinforce defense and security cooperation, particularly in dealing with the war-aftermath and UN peacekeeping missions.
The two sides also agreed on the importance of ensuring peace, security, safety and freedom of maritime and aviation in the East Sea. The relevant parties should not take actions changing the status quo or further complicating and expanding disputes and militarising in the East Sea. The two Prime Ministers stressed that disputes should be solved via peaceful measures on the basis of respect for diplomatic and legal procedures, full observance of international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) while striving for the early formation of a Code of Conduct (COC) in the East Sea.

After their talks, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe witnessed the exchange of five cooperation documents, of which four are on ODA loans worth a total of 166 billion JPY (1.5 billion dollars) of the two countries’ ministers, sectors and officers.

During his official visit to Japan, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended the Vietnam-Japan high-level economic policy dialogue with the participation of about 1,500 Japanese enterprises; visited the Ise Grand Shrine in Mie Prefecture and Yokoyama Farm - an outstanding agricultural production model in Aichi Prefecture.
 


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe receives his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


The welcoming ceremony for Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc is held solemnly at the Prime Minister’s Palace.
Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Vietnamese counterpart holds talks. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and  his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc witness the signing ceremony of cooperation
agreements between the two nations. Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA

 
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