President Trần Đại Quang welcomed Hitoshi Kato, President of the Japan-Việt Nam Friendship Association of Sakai yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sáng
HÀ NỘI — President Trần Đại Quang welcomed Hitoshi Kato, President of the Japan-Việt Nam Friendship Association of Sakai yesterday.
He said he was delighted with the enhanced co-operation between the Japanese city and Vietnamese localities, and he called for the expansion of local ties.
The President underscored the Vietnamese State’s policy of paying heed to expanding exchange and cooperation between the two countries’ localities, seeing this sort of interchange as an important factor to bolster the already-extensive strategic partnership.
He hailed Hitoshi Kato and Sakai city’s Japan-Việt Nam Friendship Association for contributing to accelerated economic relations and people-to-people exchanges.
He gave special estimations to the project on transferring tuna fishing techniques and equipment to fishermen in central Bình Định Province carried out by Hitoshi Kato and the Association, suggesting expanding it to Phú Yên and Khánh Hòa provinces.
The Japanese guest expressed his belief that when the project enters the second year, Bình Định’s fishermen would mater tuna fishing and preserving techniques to add higher value to the fish.
Also yesterday, Quang hosted Iranian Ambassador to Việt Nam Saleh Abidi, saying Việt Nam placed importance to the upcoming visit by President Hassan Rouhani.
He expressed his belief that the visit would be a crucial hallmark in bringing the traditional friendship and co-operation between the two countries to the next level.
Ambassador Saleh Abidi said with its strengths in nanotechnology and cell and space technologies, Iran wished to partner with Việt Nam in these fields.
Iran is determined to raise its two-way trade and economic co-operation with Việt Nam, the diplomat said. — VNS