Viet Nam calls for Japan's support in building North-South express railway

 Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh called on the Japanese Government to support Viet Nam in building the North-South express railway.

Prime Minister suggests Japan support Viet Nam in building North-South express railway  - Ảnh 1.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (R) hosts a reception for Japan’s Minister of Finance Suzuki Shunichi, Ha Noi, January 13, 2023 - Photo: VGP

The Government chief made the request during his reception for Japan’s Minister of Finance Suzuki Shunichi in Ha Noi on Friday.

Pham expressed his delight at the strong and comprehensive development of Viet Nam-Japan comprehensive strategic partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia with high political trust.

Viet Nam considers Japan as a top and long-term strategic partnership, backing Japan to make active contribution to peace, cooperation and development in the region and the world, he affirmed.

The host reiterated that Viet Nam will continue creating favorable conditions for Japanese firms to launch effective operation in the country.

Prime Minister Pham suggested the two countries organize practical activities to mark the 50th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties this year.

He suggested Japan assist Viet Nam in restructuring capital contributions at Nghi Son refinery and petrochemical project, and enhancing digital transformation in customs, corporate bond and securities markets.

For his part, Suzuki Shunichi spoke highly of the Vietnamese Government's efforts in the COVID-19 fight and socio-economic recovery.

He also briefed the host about the outcomes of his working session with Vietnamese Minister of Finance Ho Duc Phoc, asserting that the two sides will continue fostering collaboration in infrastructure development.

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