PM speaks to Japanese media on Mekong-Japan summit

(VOVWORLD) -  Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Sunday left for Tokyo for the 10th Mekong-Japan summit which marks 10 years of the Mekong-Japan cooperation and 3 years of the 2015 Tokyo Strategy.
PM speaks to Japanese media on Mekong-Japan summit - ảnh 1Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (Photo: Thong Nhat/TTXVN) 

On the occasion, the Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc talked to Japanese reporters on Vietnam’s participation at the 10th Mekong-Japan summit in Tokyo.

The Prime Minister said that with their exerted efforts in economic reform and international integration, Mekong countries have, over the past few years, obtained important socio-economic achievements to become a region with the highest economic growth in the world. Japan and Mekong countries enjoy great potential to boost bilateral cooperation for regional prosperity and sustainable growth. Vietnam hopes that Japan will bring into play its role as a partner for high-quality growth in the Mekong region and optimize Japan’s advantages of technology and finance and the Mekong’s advantages of high growth, market, and labor force.  

The Prime Minister expressed his belief that with joint efforts, the Vietnam-Japan Extensive Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity in Asia will develop further. Mr. Phuc said the Vietnamese government will continue to reform and  promote international integration as well as focus on increasing productivity, quality, efficiency, and competitiveness to ensure rapid, sustainable growth. He urged Japanese enterprises to increase investment in Vietnam focusing on high tech, infrastructure, smart city building, support industries, high-tech agriculture, SOEs equitization, clean and renewable energy, and other sectors selected in Vietnam’s Industrialization Strategy.

Prime Minister Phuc reiterated Vietnam’s commitment to comprehensive reform, extensive international integration, and active participation in regional economic cooperation mechanisms to promote peace, prosperity, and development in the Asia-Pacific region. He said Vietnam hopes to become one of the first 6 members to realize the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership which is expected by be approved at the year-end meeting of the Vietnam National Assembly in October and November.

Mr. Phuc said Vietnam shares ASEAN and the international community’s common view on settling sea-related disputes by peaceful means in line with international law including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea to maintain peace, security, safety and freedom of navigation and overflight in the East Sea. Vietnam welcomes Japan’s stance on the importance of diplomatic efforts to promote the full compliance with international law in peacefully settling disputes, promoting cooperation, peace, and stability in the East Sea. Vietnam hopes that Japan, an important country in the region and a power in the world, will join the international community's efforts to ensure security, safety, and freedom of navigation and aviation and maintain peace, stability, and prosperity in the East Sea and the Asia-Pacific region as a whole.