Vietnam, Japan issue joint vision on relations

(VOVworld) – On Tuesday, Vietnam and Japan issued a statement on a joint vision for their relations on the occasion of Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s official visit to Japan from September 15-18.

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The two sides spoke highly of vigorous development of Vietnam-Japan relations over the past years, especially after it was raised to a strategic partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia in 2009 and an extensive strategic partnership in 2014. The two leaders shared a wish to maintain visits and contacts between senior leaders, and promote exchanges between their two parliaments, and Parties to enhance political trust. The two sides agreed to closely cooperate to foster and deepen cooperation mechanisms such as the Vietnam-Japan Cooperative Committee, and the Vietnam-Japan Strategic Partnership Dialogue.

The two sides agreed to boost cooperation in planning sustainable economic development strategies.

The two leaders also pledged further cooperation at regional and international forums like the World Trade Organization, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, the Asia-Europe Meeting, the ASEAN Regional Forum, the ASEAN+3, ASEAN-Japan Summit and the East Asian Summit. They expressed their concern about recent developments in the East Sea, specifically China’s building islands and large-scale constructions, which increases tension and threatens peace and stability in the region. The two sides emphasized the importance of assuring peace, and aviation and maritime safety and security, and urged all parties not to take unilateral actions that might complicate the situation. Both called for the resettlement of East Sea conflicts through peaceful means based on international law, in particular the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea, and the soon-to-be-adopted Code of Conduct in the East Sea.