Top legislator welcomes young Japanese parliamentarians

August 24, 2022 - 07:31
This is the fourth time the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan has sent young parliamentarians to visit Việt Nam
National Assembly Chairman Vương Đình Huệ receive a delegation from the Youth Division of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) of Japan on Tuesday. — VNA/VNS Photo Doãn Tấn

HÀ NỘI — National Assembly Chairman Vương Đình Huệ on Tuesday hosted a reception for a delegation from the Youth Division of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) of Japan led by Suzuki Norikaru, member of the House of Representatives and Sato Kei, member of the House of Councillors and Acting Head of the Youth Division.

NA Chairman Huệ congratulated the LDP on its resounding victory in the election of the House of Councillors in July this year, expressing his belief that under the leadership of LDP President and Prime Minister Kishida Fumio, Japan will make new, greater achievements.

Norikazu said that the delegation had worked with representatives of the Vietnamese NA's Young Parliamentarians Group and the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) Central Committee to discuss measures to strengthen the relationship between young people and parliamentarians of the two countries.

Meanwhile, Kei emphasised the LDP’s Youth Division is very eager to promote cooperation between young parliamentarians and people of the two countries, and Vietnamese students in Japan.

He wished to continue receiving support of the top Vietnamese legislator so that the relationship between young parliamentarians and generations of the two countries will be strengthened, significantly contributing to developing the extensive strategic partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia between Japan and Việt Nam.

Agreeing with the proposals of the young parliamentarians, Chairman Huệ said Việt Nam wished to promote relations with Japan across all Party and State channels and people-to-people exchanges.

He spoke highly of the role of young people and parliamentarians in developing Việt Nam –Japan relations, affirming that the NA of Việt Nam strongly supports the enhancement of the relationship between young generations of the two countries in general and young parliamentarians in particular.

The NA Chairman suggested young parliamentarians and the LDP’s Youth Division continue to pay attention to the Vietnamese community in Japan, especially Vietnamese youths and students; and further promote labour cooperation between the two countries, making it easier for Vietnamese labourers to work in Japan.

The youths of the two countries should increase visits and experience sharing activities, as well as organising periodic youth and student festivals, especially in 2023 when the two countries will celebrate the 50th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties, he said.

This is the fourth time the LDP has sent young parliamentarians to visit Việt Nam.

Later the same day,  Politburo member and Chairwoman of the Vietnam – Japan Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group Trương Thị Mai received the young parliamentarians.

She said Việt Nam valued Japan’s practical cooperation and support in national development over the past years.

Mai hailed Japan as the leading partner of Việt Nam in various areas, adding that the Vietnamese community in Japan amounted to nearly 430,000, becoming the second largest in the country, contributing to the socio-economic development of both nations.

She suggested young parliamentarians of the LDP continue playing an active role in promoting ties between the two Parties and nations, contributing to lifting Vietnam-Japan’s extensive strategic partnership to a greater height.

Mai wished that with their prestige, leaders of the LDP’s youth division would continue reinforcing exchange between the two countries' parliamentarians, particularly young ones, and supporting the role of the Parliamentary Friendship Alliance in developing the two countries’ bilateral extensive strategic partnership.

The guests called for more exchanges between young parliamentarians and youths in localities and businesses to contribute to bilateral ties. — VNS