ASEAN-Japan Ministerial Meeting reaffirms commitments to boost ties

(VOVWORLD) -Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono co-chaired the ASEAN-Japan Ministerial Meeting in Bangkok on Thursday, within the framework of the ongoing 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM-52) and related meetings. 
ASEAN-Japan Ministerial Meeting reaffirms commitments to boost ties - ảnh 1

The Deputy Prime Minister welcomed the progress in the strategic partnership and comprehensive cooperation between the ASEAN and Japan over the years in key pillars, including the adoption of a joint statement released at the 21st ASEAN-Japan Summit commemorating the 45th founding anniversary of partnership, which reaffirmed their strong commitments to promoting their comprehensive and cooperative partnership.  

The Japanese Foreign Minister affirmed that ASEAN is one of the focuses in Japan’s external policies, highlighting the country’s commitment to promoting the practical, effective and comprehensive partnership with the ASEAN. 

Mr. Minh lauded the constructive and positive voice of Japan over the matters related to peace, security and stability in the region, expressing his hope that Japan will continue supporting the stance of ASEAN on the East Sea, contributing to building a sea of peace, stability, cooperation and development.

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