PSNews - Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe opened a press conference on January 16th by saying, "I'm looking forward to coming back to Vietnam this autumn."
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said: "After 4 years, I have finally returned to Hanoi. From the bottom of my heart, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the Vietnam people who have warmly welcomed me. This year, Vietnam is the host of APEC. I'm looking forward to coming back to Vietnam again."
The Prime Minister of Japan said that he had feelings and impressions on Hanoi during this visit different from the one 4 years ago. According to him, he can now see the great development of Hanoi, which has really surprised him. He said "I was touched when seeing people waving flags. I have appreciated the sentiment from the Vietnamese. I love Vietnam and I'm glad to visit Vietnam again with my wife."
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also shared that he was very fond of the Vietnamese cuisine from the way to decorate dishes to the style to taste dishes. He stressed: "This spring, the Japanese Emperor will officially visit Vietnam. That visit will deepen the friendly relationship between Vietnam and Japan. The Japanese Government and companies will work together to support Vietnam’s development.
At the press conference, when answering questions about maritime security, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan has decided to provide Vietnam with 6 new patrol vessels. Moreover, Japan will continue to support Vietnam’s maritime police force in improving its capabilities, and concretize cooperation of law enforcement agencies between 2 countries.
On his Asia –Pacific trip, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited 4 countries in the region, including Philippines, Australia, Indonesia and Vietnam. During the visits to the regional countries, the Japanese Prime Minister had reached agreements with 4 countries' government on strengthening maritime security cooperation, and concretizing cooperation to improve the capacity of law enforcement forces for national security.By An Nhien