Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide and his wife will pay an official visit to Vietnam from October 18-20 at the invitation of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his wife, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
|Japanese PM Suga Yoshihide will make first overseas visit to Vietnam next week. (Photo: Bloomberg)
The Japanese PM is scheduled to hold talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc and meet with other high-ranking Vietnamese officials, alongside sidelined activities, the ministry said in a press communique released on October 16.
Both sides will discuss measures to further strengthen the Vietnam - Japan extensive strategic partnership, especially bilateral cooperation in the areas of trade and investment, human resource management, education and training, and culture. They will also exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual concern.
The visit is taking place at a time when the extensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and Japan is developing well, the communique said.
Japan is currently one of Vietnam’s most important economic partners, the largest ODA provider, the second largest investor and the fourth largest trading partner in Vietnam.
This is Suga Yoshihide’s first overseas trip since he was sworn in nearly a month ago.VOV