“An important foundation of Japan-Vietnam relations is ‘empathy and resonance between the people,’ based upon the social and cultural commonality. Through the various 50th anniversary commemorative events, we hope the heartfelt synergies between the peoples of our two countries will further deepen.” — Takio Yamada, Japanese ambassador to Vietnam
“In this 50th anniversary year, the friendship between our two countries is on track to grow even stronger and Japan is committed to securing peace and prosperity across ASEAN. Vietnam is ASEAN’s third most populous country and is the most important partner for Japan as the ‘Free and Open Indo- Pacific’ initiative is implemented.” — Akira Shimizu, chief representative, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Vietnam.
“These are exciting times and JETRO will continue to contribute to Vietnam’s continued economic development.” — Takeo Nakajima, chief representative, Japan External Trade Organization Hanoi.
“Vietnam and Japan will continue to strengthen and further develop relations, especially in the areas of economic cooperation such as investment, GX (green transformation) and DX (digital transformation).” — Kunihiko Hirabayashi, secretary general, ASEAN-Japan Centre.