PM Phuc arrived in Nagoya city, Aichi prefecture on May 26 to begin his official visit to Japan and attend the expanded G7 Summit Japan 2016 at the invitation of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

He attended the Vietnam -Japan high-level economic policy dialogue themed “Vietnam’s integration and development”, immediately after his arrival in Nagoya City, in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture.

At the dialogue, PM Phuc emphasized that the “Extensive Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity in Asia” between Vietnam and Japan is experiencing the most fruitful period ever, since the two countries established diplomatic ties.

The PM had bilateral meetings with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde, Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Angel Gurria, leaders of Aichi prefecture and businesses.

At a meeting with Ms Christine Lagarde, the two sides agreed to intensify joint work in developing a green growth model, sustainable growth and renewable energy.

PM Phuc attended the G7 Summit on May 27. This is the first time Vietnam is invited to the summit, which marks Vietnam’s role and contribution to handing of regional and international issues.

At the summit, delegates listened to four special speakers: Lao PM, Indonesian President, Vietnamese PM and Sri Lankan President.

PM Phuc said “Vietnam welcomes the G7 nations to raise their voices in support of efforts to guarantee maritime and overflight security and freedom, as well as the peaceful settlement of disputes on the basis of international law and regional agreements.” 

On same day, PM Phuc met French President Francois Hollande, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President of the European Commission Jean Claude Juncker, and President of the European Council Donald Tusk.

He also had bilateral meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, UK PM David Cameron, US President Barack Obama, Italian PM Matteo Renzi and President of the World Bank Jim Yong-kim.

On May 28, he met President and CEO of Mitsubishi Corporation Takehiko Kakiuchi.

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe welcomed PM Phuc.

The two PM inspected the guard of honour.

At the talks, the two PMs reached high consensus on major orientations and specific measures to develop the Vietnam-Japan extensive strategic partnership in a comprehensive, pragmatic and more effective manner in the time ahead. 

The two PMs witnessed the exchange of five cooperation documents, of which four are on ODA loans worth a total of 166 billion JPY (US$1.5 billion).

The two PMs reported the talks’ results to a joint press conference 

On the same day, PM Phuc met leaders of some Japanese organisations and visited the Yokoyama farm, a model of clean agricultural production in Aichi prefecture.

He left Tokyo for Hanoi on May 28.

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