President Trần Đại Quang hosted a reception in Hà Nội yesterday for the newly-accredited Japanese Ambassador to Việt Nam, Kunio Umeda. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sáng
HÀ NỘI — President Trần Đại Quang hosted a reception in Hà Nội yesterday for the newly-accredited Japanese Ambassador to Việt Nam, Kunio Umeda.
President Quang highlighted the growing strategic partnership between Việt Nam and Japan in politics, economics and trade thanks to the regular exchange of high-level delegations.
He said Japan is one of Việt Nam’s leading trade partners, and thanked Japan for its continued provision of official development assistance (ODA).
The President recalled his meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the APEC Summit 2016 in Peru, during which the two leaders discussed in depth various avenues of cooperation and achieved agreement on issues of mutual concern.
He stressed that the upcoming first-ever visit to Việt Nam by the Japanese Emperor and Empress will be one of the most important events in the bilateral relationship this year.
Vietnamese agencies are coordinating with the Japanese Foreign Ministry to prepare the visit, President Quang added.
For his part, Japanese Ambassador Kunio Umeda said he expects to receive help from relevant Vietnamese agencies to fulfill his mission. — VNS