Hanoi, October 19, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Chun Fuk held talks with visiting Japanese Prime Minister Kan Yiwei on 19 October. The two sides agreed to promote cooperation between the two countries in the prevention and control of the epidemic and the recovery after the epidemic. According to the news released on the Vietnamese government website and Vietnam News Agency on the same day, Nguyen Chunfu said at a joint press conference held after the talks that the two sides had held fruitful talks and agreed to continue to deepen the strategic partnership between the two countries. The two countries will continue to carry out close cooperation on the prevention and control of the new epidemic situation, so as to create favorable conditions for the recovery after the epidemic. Japan hopes to maintain pragmatic and efficient communication at all levels with Vietnam and gradually resume personnel exchanges and cooperation in various fields. Both sides agree to restart direct commercial flights as soon as possible. Kan Yiwei arrived in Hanoi, capital of Vietnam, on the 18th and began a four-day official visit to Vietnam and Indonesia. This is his first visit since becoming Prime Minister of Japan.