Prime Minister Suga: Japan - ASEAN relationship is linked from heart to heart 1

Prime Minister Suga: Japan – ASEAN relationship is linked from heart to heart

(Dan Tri) – In an important speech on Southeast Asia policy during his visit to Vietnam, Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide affirmed that ASEAN and Japan are equal partners and also friends.

Within the framework of his first overseas trip since taking office in September, Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide visited and gave a presentation to officials, lecturers, and students at the University on the afternoon of October 19.

VNU President Nguyen Kim Son (left) – Chairman of the Council of Vietnam-Japan University – welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide (middle) to visit the school.

Speaking during the visit, Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide said that Vietnam Japan University was established on the basis of consensus between senior leaders of Japan and Vietnam, and is a symbol of Japanese cooperation.

Prime Minister Suga expressed his joy when speaking before the students and trainees of Vietnam Japan University – those who will shoulder the future of Vietnam, ASEAN and the world.

Let’s build the future of the Indo-Pacific together

Prime Minister Suga: Japan - ASEAN relationship is linked from heart to heart

Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide spoke at Vietnam Japan University (Photo: Manh Quan)

In his speech on the topic `Japan and ASEAN – Building the future of the Indo-Pacific together`, Prime Minister Suga emphasized that ASEAN and Japan are equal partners and also friends.

“We work together towards development, cultivate, cooperate and support each other.

One of the typical examples of friendship and mutual support between Japan and ASEAN mentioned by Prime Minister Suga is close cooperation in Covid-19 prevention.

For its part, Japan is providing non-refundable aid with medical equipment and supplies as well as cooperating in training human resources to contribute to strengthening the health care system and improving health care.

Prime Minister Suga: Japan - ASEAN relationship is linked from heart to heart

Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide (Photo: Manh Quan)

According to Prime Minister Suga, promoting human resource development through direct contact such as dispatching JICA experts and volunteers, organizing training in Japan, granting scholarships to international students… will create connections.

In the concluding part of his speech, the Japanese Prime Minister affirmed that if students and trainees have a strong will, always try their best, and are lucky to have friends who can compete and encourage each other,

The important role of knowledge in the new era

For his part, VNU President Nguyen Kim Son affirmed that Vietnam Japan University was born on the basis of an extensive strategic partnership for peace and common prosperity of Asia, supported by many generations of leaders of the two countries.

Prime Minister Suga: Japan - ASEAN relationship is linked from heart to heart

VNU President Nguyen Kim Son (Photo: Manh Quan)

“VNU wants to contribute to deepening the strategic partnership between Vietnam and Japan.

The combination of high technological level and advanced training programs of Japanese universities with high scientific level of scientists of VNU and universities around the world, and creativity,

Prime Minister Suga: Japan - ASEAN relationship is linked from heart to heart

Prime Minister Suga exchanged and talked directly with representatives of students and trainees of Vietnam Japan University (Photo: VNU)

Mr. Nguyen Kim Son believes that Prime Minister Suga’s visit to the University shows his deep concern for students – young people and knowledge, an important factor that creates the Japanese miracle and is also the

Mr. Nguyen Kim Son expressed his belief that the two countries’ leaders’ vision for the important role of knowledge, culture and people in the new era as well as the effective support of ministries, departments,

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