Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide On the 19th local time, Japan and Vietnam reached a consensus on
strengthening defense and economic cooperation, and reached a principled agreement on Japan’s export of military equipment and technology to Vietnam.
According to a Reuters report on the 19th, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga
told reporters after meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi that day:
“Japan and Vietnam have reached a principled agreement on the transfer of defense equipment and technology. This is a step forward for the two countries in the field of defense. A big step forward.”
On October 19, local time, Hanoi, Vietnam, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga
and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc held talks at the Vietnamese government office. People’s Vision
Since Japan lifted the ban on overseas arms sales in 2014, Japan has been negotiating
arms exports with Southeast Asian countries such as Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia.
Reuters reported that, in addition to military equipment export and technology transfer
Japan and Vietnam also agreed on the importance of maintaining regional peace and
security and resolving disputes by peaceful means during the meeting.
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said: “Vietnam welcomes Japan as a major country to continue to make positive contributions to regional and global peace, stability and prosperity.”
In addition, Yoshihide Suga pointed out that Japan and Vietnam also agreed to strengthen cooperation in the fight against the epidemic. Yoshihide Suga stated that Japan and Vietnam decided to restart the “business track” travel and passenger flights between the two countries.
“As the rotating presidency of ASEAN this year, Vietnam is the key to achieving regional freedom and openness.” Suga said.
According to previous reports, the new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga took office in September this year after former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigned due to health problems.
This week, he visited Southeast Asian countries such as Vietnam and Indonesia for the first time. Reuters commented that Yoshihide Suga’s visit to Southeast
Asian countries is precisely laying out the diversification of Japan’s industrial supply chain, and Vietnam is a popular choice for Japanese companies to use government projects to diversify their supply chains.