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President honours former Japanese PM

Update: October, 30/2013 - 08:36

President Truong Tan Sang presented the Friendship Order to former Japanese Prime Minister Hatoyama Yukio in Ha Noi yesterday.— VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang

HA NOI (VNS) — President Truong Tan Sang presented the Friendship Order to former Japanese Prime Minister Hatoyama Yukio in Ha Noi yesterday.

Sang attributed the fruitful relationship between Viet Nam and Japan to the former PM's great contributions.

Sang said he believed Hatoyama's initiative to establish a Japan - Viet Nam University at the Hoa Lac high-tech zone in Ha Noi would come to fruition in the next few years.

For his part, Hatoyama thanked Sang for his contributions to strengthening the Japan – Viet Nam relationship. He presented an initiative to establish health and education centres for Japanese experts and businesses in Viet Nam.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung meets the new Japanese Ambassador to Viet Nam, Hiroshi Fukada, at a reception in Ha Noi.— VNA/VNS Photo Duc Tam

The same day, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung met the new Japanese Ambassador to Viet Nam, Hiroshi Fukada, at a reception in Ha Noi. The PM welcomed the diplomat to his new post in Viet Nam and took the occasion to thank Japan for its sizeable ODA provision.

Ambassador Hiroshi Fukada assured the host that he would do his best to enhance friendship and co-operation between the two countries in various areas. — VNS

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