Ambassador Yamada Takio: Vietnam – Japan relations have developed stronger than ever

Ambassador Yamada Takio: Vietnam - Japan relations have developed stronger than ever 0

(Dan Tri) – The Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam said that the relationship between the two countries has developed stronger than ever and will continue to be promoted in new fields in the future.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Vietnam Yamada Takio spoke at the end-of-term greeting ceremony (Photo: Thanh Dat).

On the evening of April 23, the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam held a ceremony to end the term of Japanese Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Vietnam Yamada Takio.

`For 41 years working in the diplomatic service, I am very fortunate to have learned many valuable experiences. Among them, I feel that 4 years working in Vietnam is a very special time, bringing

Ambassador Takio said that looking back on the past 4 years, the first half of his term was busy with Covid-19 epidemic prevention work, the second half of his term was the time when the two countries welcomed the anniversary event.

`The relationship between the two countries has developed stronger than ever before. My work is extremely busy during this period, but I feel it is an extremely meaningful time in my working term,` Dai said.

Reviewing the important milestones during his term of office in Vietnam, Ambassador Takio said that the two countries have agreed to stand side by side and overcome the Covid-19 pandemic together.

`I will never forget this love from the Vietnamese side. I have never felt more deeply the meaning of the proverb `When times are tough, you know who your friends are` like now,` Ambassador Tako said.

Even when the Covid-19 epidemic was complicated, the visits of senior leaders of the two countries still took place without interruption.

Ambassador Takio especially emphasized the milestone of 2023 when Vietnam and Japan celebrate 50 years of establishing diplomatic relations.

`For me personally, this is truly an important year and I feel even more appreciative when I have the honor to witness important historical moments for the two countries, and to feel the limitless potential for cooperation.`

High-level exchanges between the two countries will be carried out very bustlingly in 2023. In addition, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations, Japan and Vietnam organized more than 500 events in both countries.

Ambassador Takio said that 2023 has become a symbolic year for Japan – Vietnam relations when this relationship develops the best ever.

Over the past 4 years, Ambassador Takio said he was extremely surprised by the excellence of Vietnamese individuals in many different aspects.

According to Ambassador Takio, one of Vietnam’s strengths is training┬ámany talented people in the technical field.

Continue to promote cooperation in new fields

Ambassador Takio said that the strong development of Japan-Vietnam relations in recent years is not only due to the convergence of political and economic interests, but also `sympathy and resonance`.

Ambassador Takio shared that, in the context of innovation making rapid progress on a global scale, the Japan-Vietnam relationship in the coming time needs to develop into a partnership that promotes further cooperation.

The Japan-Vietnam initiative was recently launched between senior leaders of the two countries, and the training of highly qualified human resources in the fields of digital transformation, green transformation… is also raised as a top key issue.

The relationship between Japan and Vietnam has been showing signs of high development.

In the current context, highly qualified human resources from Japan and Vietnam have become the key force in promoting bilateral cooperation, contributing to the development of high-tech industries.

`I feel that era is no longer far away but is coming very close. I also believe that the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between Japan and Vietnam in the new era will play an increasingly important role because

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