PM meets former Japanese PM Suga Yoshihide, Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong

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(VOVWORLD) -Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Monday received former Prime Minister of Japan, Advisor to the Japan-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Alliance, Suga Yoshihide, and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

PM meets former Japanese PM Suga Yoshihide, Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong - ảnh 1Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and former Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide. Photo: VGP/Nhat Bac

At the meeting on Tokyo with Suga Yoshihide, Prime Minister Chinh asked former Prime Minister to pay more attention, support and contribute more to concretize the Vietnam-Japan Comprehensive Strategic Partnership into specific programs and projects, bringing practical results. He stressed strengthening economic linkages, promoting trade and investment cooperation, diversifying supply chains, and developing support industries.

Yoshihide welcomed the two countries upgrading their relationship to a comprehensive strategic partnership. He emphasized that besides economic cooperation, the two countries need to jointly overcome social challenges and develop sustainably. The former Prime Minister affirmed readiness to continue to work closely with Vietnam to further the friendly relationship between the two countries, especially promoting business cooperation in trade, investment and labor.

At the meeting with Singaporean PM Lee Hsien Loong, the two PMs expressed their satisfaction with an exciting year of 2023 with practical activities celebrating the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations and 10 years of the strategic partnership, especially high-level exchange visits.

Both leaders consented to speed up the effective implementation of high-level agreements, including facilitating trade and investment, clean energy cooperation, education and training, and people-to-people exchanges, soon discuss contents towards upgrading the relationship to a comprehensive strategic partnership at an appropriate time.

They also agreed to soon concretize the established Green Economy-Digital Economy Partnership, expand the network of Vietnam- Singapore industrial parks (VSIP) to localities far from the center of Vietnam, and encourage the conversion of the traditional VSIPs to smart, green, low carbon emission industrial parks.