|Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (right) ) receives special advisor to the Japan-Viet Nam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance Tsutomu Takebe in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Thong Nhat
HA NOI (VNS) — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung hosted a reception in Ha Noi yesterday for Tsutomu Takebe, special advisor to the Japan-Viet Nam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance, during which he asked for the guest's further contributions to the two countries' agricultural co-operation.
Delighted at the fine development of the Viet Nam -Japan Extensive Strategic Partnership, the PM affirmed that Viet Nam attached special importance to the nations' ties and believed the relations would grow further, bringing about benefits for both countries and contributing to peace, stability, co-operation and development in the region and the world.
Regarding the Viet Nam -Japan University project, the Government leader confirmed Viet Nam was willing to coordinate with Japan to put the university into operation early.
Tsutomu Takebe stated that with his 20-year experience in attending exchange activities in bilateral ties, he would do his utmost to further enhance the two countries' strategic partnership.
He informed the host that the Viet Nam-Japan University would be inaugurated on September 9.
The Japanese side is preparing for the organisation of the Japan-Viet Nam Cultural Festival in November, and plans to bring a delegation of Japanese enterprises to Viet Nam later this year. — VNS