|National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung receives Yamazaki Masaaki, Japanese President of the House of Councillors, on his official visit to Viet Nam. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sang
HA NOI (VNS) — National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung held talks with President of Japan's House of Councillors Yamazaki Masaaki in Ha Noi yesterday, during which they agreed to enhance the two parliaments' co-operation.
Welcoming President Yamazaki Masaaki, NA Chairman Hung emphasised the significance of this visit, especially in the context that the two countries are working to intensify their strategic partnership in the fields of economics, culture, education, health, and defence-security.
He asked the Japanese Upper House to continue to support the implementation of high-level economic agreements and foster the Japanese Government's continued provision of official development assistance (ODA) at a high level for Viet Nam to help it grow sustainably and fulfill the goal of becoming an industrialised country by 2020.
Viet Nam wished to further its co-operation with Japan in the judiciary, education, infrastructure, human resources training, high technology, support industry and agriculture, he added.
The Vietnamese top legislator also hoped for intensified co-ordination between the two parliaments for peace and prosperity in Asia and for the two peoples' aspirations and interests.
Speaking of Viet Nam's development, President Yamazaki Masaaki affirmed that he and the House of Councillors would contribute more to the strong growth of the bilateral strategic partnership.
At the talks, the two leaders also vowed to maintain visits of high-ranking legislative officials, and continue close coordination at regional and international forums and on issues of mutual concern. — VNS