Japanese Prime Minister to visit Vietnam
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will visit Vietnam from April 30 to May 1 at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Minh Chinh.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will visit Vietnam from April 30 to May 1 at the invitation of Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, according to an announcement from the Vietnam's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on April 27.
The visit is part of his Southeast Asia and Europe tour over a holiday week starting Friday, Japanese Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seiji Kihara said on April 26.
Vietnam and Japan established diplomatic relations on September 21, 1973 and lifted the bilateral ties to strategy partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia in March 2014.
Japan has become one of Vietnam's top partners and the first G7 country to recognize Vietnam's market economy status (in October 2011).