Vietnam and Japan officially established diplomatic relations on September 21, 1973. After Vietnam reunified the country, the two countries exchanged embassies, kicked off exchanges, exchanged delegations and signed an Agreement on the Japanese Government’s non-refundable aid to Vietnam. However, since 1979, exchanges between the two countries have been limited, and ongoing aid has been suspended.
1992 was a special milestone in the relationship between the two countries when Japan decided to reopen aid to Vietnam. Since then, economic, political, cultural exchanges… between the two countries have been expanded, understanding and trust has gradually increased.
In 2002, Vietnam and Japan established the relationship of “Reliable, long-term stable partnership”. In October 2006, Vietnam-Japan relations continued to take a new step after the two sides signed a joint statement “Towards a strategic partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia”. With the determination to promote and deepen the comprehensive cooperation relationship, in April 2009, the two countries officially elevated the relationship to the level of “Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity in Asia”. Two years later, the bilateral relationship opened a new page with the signing of the joint statements by the two countries’ senior leaders “Comprehensive development of a strategic partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia”. October 2010 and “Deploying actions within the framework of a strategic partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia” (October 2011).
On the basis of the strategic partnership, in the context of the new international situation, the Vietnam – Japan relations have developed strongly, comprehensively and substantively, which is the basis for the two countries’ decision in March 2014. intends to upgrade the relationship to “Extensive Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity in Asia”. In particular, in September 2015, on the occasion of General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s visit to Japan, the two countries issued a Declaration on “Common Vision for Vietnam-Japan relations”. This is considered an important milestone marking a new stage of comprehensive and unprecedented development of the bilateral relationship between Vietnam and Japan in all fields, such as politics – diplomacy, economy. , culture – society, defense – security, local-level exchanges, people-to-people exchanges…
In 2022, after the meeting between Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and Prime Minister Kishida Fumio, the exchange ceremony of 22 cooperation documents between the ministries, branches, localities and enterprises of the two countries was witnessed. The two Prime Ministers had a joint press conference, announcing the main results of the talks, emphasizing that the two sides agreed to work closely together to promote the deepening of the extensive strategic partnership. Vietnam and Japan, for the benefit of the two peoples, for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and in the world.
In 2023, Japan and Vietnam will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. The relationship that is said to have “infinite potential” between the two countries is approaching a period of marked development. With the theme “Vietnam Japan companion, Towards the future – Reaching the world” – We hope that the diplomatic relationship between Vietnam and Japan will be better and better.
Details of the program to celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Japan:
Website about the program to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Japan: https://japanvietnam50.org/vi/concept#block2
Promotional video about the 50th anniversary program between the two countries: https://dangcongsan.vn/doi-ngoai/cong-bo-video-ve-quan-he-nhat-ban-viet-nam-631310.html