Symposium seeks to strengthen ASEAN-Japan strategic partnership

Officials, experts, scholars and entrepreneurs from ASEAN countries and Japan gathered at a symposium in Hanoi on June 4 to discuss measures to lift the two sides’ strategic partnership to a new level. The symposium, themed “ASEAN-Japan cooperation for prosperity”, was held by the foreign ministries of Vietnam, the coordinator of ASEAN-Japan relations for 2018-2021, and Japan.

Participants agreed that ASEAN and Japan need to continue promoting the high priorities at present like maritime security; trade, investment, digital economy, smart city building, and high-quality infrastructure development; innovation, human resources training, connectivity, economic integration and participation in regional value chains, thereby helping to narrow the development gap, ensure no one is left behind in the development process, and lift the ASEAN-Japan strategic partnership to a new level.

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