Prime Minister Kishida, who is visiting Vietnam, will hold a summit meeting with Prime Minister Pham Minh Chin on the 1st.

One of the focal points is whether or not we can show a strict stance on the situation in Ukraine in line with the Vietnamese side, which is also showing a stance of considering Russia.

Prime Minister Kishida will hold a third summit meeting with Prime Minister Pham Minh Chin on the 1st at the Prime Minister's Office in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.



At the meeting, Prime Minister Kishida would like to confirm the cooperation for the realization of a free and open Indo-Pacific based on the rule of law, with China in mind, which will activate the expansion into the East China Sea and the South China Sea.



On top of that, in addition to cooperation in the security field such as supporting the capacity improvement of the Vietnamese army, we will confirm the promotion of cooperation in the raw material supply network = supply chain of Japanese companies and DX = digital transformation. ..



Meanwhile, over the situation in Ukraine, Vietnam withdrew from the resolution of the UN General Assembly calling for the immediate withdrawal of Russian troops, and opposed the resolution calling for the suspension of Russia's status as a member of the UN Human Rights Council. It also shows an attitude of considering Russia.



For this reason, one of the focal points is whether or not Russia can take a strict stance toward Russia, which continues its military invasion, in line with the Vietnamese side.

Prime Minister Kishida calls for cooperation in Russia

Prime Minister Kishida, who is visiting Vietnam, will attend a dinner party held by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chin on the night of the 30th, and will cooperate with Japan and Vietnam to respond to Russia, which continues its military invasion of Ukraine. I called.



In this, Prime Minister Kishida pointed out that "Russia's invasion of Ukraine is shaking the foundation of the international order including not only Europe but also Asia."



On top of that, with the Vietnam War in mind, "I am convinced that we can work together for the peace and stability of the region and the world with Vietnam, which feels the preciousness of peace. We are calling on Russia to work together in Japan and Vietnam.

Expectations for the development of bilateral relations between Vietnam are different in terms of dealing with Russia

Vietnam regards Prime Minister Kishida's visit as a symbol of the ongoing relationship between the two countries, and hopes that the relationship will further develop through frequent meetings at the summit level.



Japan has become an important partner for Vietnam to support high economic growth through aggressive investment.



In terms of security, we consider China, which has a sovereignty dispute in the South China Sea, as a partner country for cooperation.



However, regarding Russia's military invasion of Ukraine, the difference in position from Japan is highlighted.



Vietnam has taken a position of neither support nor criticism of Russia, and the United Nations abstained by passing a resolution calling for the immediate withdrawal of Russian troops, and suspended its status as a member of the Russian Human Rights Council. I opposed the resolution calling for it.



Regarding this background, it has been pointed out that the dependence on Russia in terms of military influences has an effect, and that it is judged that the risk is higher if the position is clarified and involved in the conflict between the great powers. increase.



Vietnam has expressed its intention to cooperate with the international community to provide humanitarian assistance to Ukraine, but government sources and diplomatic sources are different from Japan in their attitude toward Russia and adhere to the policy of not clarifying their position. I think it will be.

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