31st Sea Games - Vietnam 2021 Covid-19 Pandemic
Home / News / Viet Nam
Vietnam, Japan consider resuming commercial flights
Duy Nguyen 21:14, 2021/04/28
Vietnam accommodates a large number of Japanese experts while the East Asian country is home to more than 400,000 Vietnamese people.

Vietnam and Japan have discussed the resumption of commercial flights depending on the pandemic situation.

 Vietnam’s Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son (right) and Japan’s FM Motegi Toshimitsu. Photo: Vietnam MOFA

The move is expected to boost the bilateral economic ties, reported at the teleconference between Vietnam’s Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son and Japan’s counterpart Motegi Toshimitsu on April 27.

Resuming commercial flights has been included in the economic links between Vietnam and Japan since the Covid-19 pandemic broke out in early 2020.

Since then, the two countries have sought ways to accelerate business reopening as Japan is one of Vietnam’s biggest investors and official development assistance (ODA) providers.

The reopening of borders for business travelers have been conducted sometimes as the nations put the Covid-19 crisis behind them.

In addition, demand for travelling between the two countries gets increasing with a large number of Japanese experts working in Vietnam and Japan is home to more than 400,000 Vietnamese people.

In a latest move, the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) in March proposed the resumption of commercial flights with Japan, South Korea and Taiwan (China) from this July.

In July 2020, Vietnam and Japan reached an agreement to resume business travel for the other’s expatriates and long-term residents in each country.

Over the past years, Japan has already established a prominent footprint in Vietnam.

Japan ranked second behind South Korea in terms of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Vietnam on a cumulative basis in 2019.

It is also the country’s 4th largest trade partner, after China, the US, and South Korea. Both countries belong to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.

Hanh Nguyen, M.A. in International Relations at International Christian University, Tokyo, wrote for The Diplomat that the robust partnership between Japan and Vietnam is above all underpinned by economic calculations.

TAG: vietnam japan commercial flight resume
Other news
22:16, 2022/16/28
Vietnam needs “green climate Doi Moi”: UNDP
Given net-zero commitments, Vietnam is now at a crossroads to transform routes that benefit both the economy and the environment.
15:31, 2022/31/28
Vietnam seeks int’l experiences against LGBTI discrimination
In Universal Periodical Review (UPR), Vietnam supported international recommendations to take further steps to protect LGBTI persons against violence and discrimination.
17:12, 2022/12/27
AFD, EU strengthen urban climate resilience in Vietnam
The AFD and EU have been actively supporting Vietnam in the areas of climate change mitigation and adaptation.
21:17, 2022/17/26
Vietnam, Cambodia continue completing demarcation: Spokesperson
Vietnam and Cambodia signed a treaty on demarcation in 1985 and supplemented the document twice.
21:11, 2022/11/26
Vietnam seeks to contribute to peace and stability in Asia
Amid growing challenges of global food security, Vietnam would further enhance the exports of food and agricultural products.
18:55, 2022/55/26
IPEF should treasure openness, inclusiveness and transparency: foreign ministry
The regional framework should be in line with international laws and ASEAN Centrality.