TOKYO — Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính had separate meetings with former Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Tokyo on Monday within the framework of his trip to Japan for the Commemorative Summit for the 50th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation. He said he hopes the former Japanese PM will continue to work to realise the Việt Nam-Japan comprehensive strategic partnership into specific programmes and projects with practical efficiency. The Vietnamese leader suggested that Suga support and accelerate the Japan side to re-provide new-generation ODA loans for Việt Nam with simpler and more flexible procedures. For his part, former Japanese PM Suga lauded the sound development of the Việt Nam-Japan relations with the elevation of ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership. They concurred to discuss contents regarding the elevation of the bilateral ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership at an appropriate time.