Chairiman Eto Akinori (left) and Sen. Lieut. Gen Nguyen Chi Vinh. Photo credit: VNA.
Japan is completing legal procedures to grand aids for a Vietnamese government’s project to build patrol ships for law enforcement forces, President of the Japanese House of Representatives Committee on Security Eto Akinori said on Monday.
During his visit to Hanoi, Akinori's Committee on Security and the Vietnamese parliament's Committee for Defence and Security have also agreed to work together in enhancing the capacity of Vietnamese coast guard
Akinori met his Vietnamese counterpart, Nguyen Kim Khoa, Chairman of the Vietnamese parliament's Committee for Defence and Security, as well as Deputy Defence Minister, Sen. Lieut. Gen Nguyen Chi Vinh in separate meetings.
In their meetings, he praised Vietnam’s efforts in solving disputes in the South China Sea peacefully and in line with international law.
He said Japan is willing to cooperate with the ASEAN member nations in safeguarding sea and air security and peace and maintaining maritime and aviation freedom.
The Vietnamese hosts thanks Japan for raising voice against China’s illegal move of installing its oil rig Haiyang Shiyou - 981 in Vietnam’s continental shelf and exclusive economic zone
They expressed hope that Japan would continue backing Vietnam's protest against China’s wrongful acts.