Japan PM set to visit Vietnam

By Ngoc Anh   April 27, 2022 | 05:01 am PT
Japan PM set to visit Vietnam
Japan Prime Minister Kishida Fumio speaks at a press conference in Tokyo on April 26, 2022. Photo by AFP
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will visit Vietnam April 30-May 1 at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Minh Chinh.

The visit comes five months after Kishida became PM.

He is also the secretary general of the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Union.

Vietnam and Japan, who established diplomatic ties in 1973, have an extensive strategic partnership since 2014.

Japan is Vietnam’s biggest official development assistance provider, the third biggest inbound tourism market and the fourth largest trade partner.

Bilateral trade last year was worth US$42.7 billion, and Japan has invested $64.4 billion in Vietnam, third behind only South Korea and Singapore.

Chinh visited Japan in November last year and was the first foreign leader that Kishida welcomed after taking office.

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