Japan pledged 97.5 billion yen in aid to Vietnam on Friday to support Hanoi’s economic reforms, Foreign Ministry officials said.

The pledge was made at a two-day consultative group meeting for Vietnam that was held in Tokyo through Friday. The aid is a part of $2.38 billion that was promised by the international community at the meeting. Twenty-one countries, including Australia, France and Russia, as well as six international organizations and the World Bank participated in the meeting.

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