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General Phan Van Giang receives Honorary Chair of Japan’s Sasakawa Peace Foundation

01:57 PM | 03/19/2024

(Bqp.vn) - On March 18, Defense Minister General Phan Van Giang received Honorary Chair of Japan’s Sasakawa Peace Foundation Sasakawa Yohei on the occasion of his visit to Vietnam.

General Phan Van Giang and Honorary Chair of Japan’s Sasakawa Peace Foundation.

At the reception, General Phan Van Giang thanked Sasakawa Yohei and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation for their concern and contribution to promoting Vietnam - Japan relations, including defense cooperation. He highly appreciated the contribution of the foundation and its Chairman to countries in the region, including Vietnam, especially in the fields of connection, exchange, and international cooperation, and support of the vulnerable in society through such meaningful programs as building schools for children in remote areas and ethnic minorities, and providing artificial limbs and wheelchairs for people with disabilities.

At the reception.

General Phan Van Giang hoped that the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and its Chairman would continue to pay attention to implementing cooperation and support activities with Vietnam in the fields of education, healthcare, environment, and human resource training, especially in helping people with disabilities, wounded and sick soldiers, and victims of Agent Orange/dioxin.

General Phan Van Giang presenting the souvenir to Mr. Sasakawa Yohei.

The host added that the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defense welcomes defense exchange forms between the two sides, including the exchange for Vietnamese and Japanese colonels.

All delegates in a joint photo.

For his part, Mr. Sasakawa Yohei briefed the host on the foundation’s cooperation activities with Vietnam over the past time and affirmed the effective implementation of those cooperation activities and programs. Regarding the bilateral defense ties, he agreed to expand exchange activities for lieutenant officers of the two militaries in the time to come.

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