TOKYO (VNS)— Vietnamese and Japanese legislatures have agreed to boost their future co-operation, helping raise the efficiency of the Viet Nam–Japan strategic partnership in politics, diplomacy, economics and socio-culture.
|National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung meets Japanese Emperor Akihito yesterday on his official visit to Japan. Hung briefed the Emperor on the outcome of his talks in Tokyo. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sang
During his visit to Japan yesterday, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung informed Japan's Emperor Akihito of the outcomes of recent talks in Tokyo with the President of the House of Councillors, Hirata Kenji.
Hung added that the two sides had agreed to enhance the exchange of visits, especially between the two countries' high-ranking leaders.
He said the Vietnamese State, National Assembly and Government would like to welcome the Japanese Emperor and Empress to Viet Nam on the occasion of the 2013 Viet Nam–Japan Friendship Year and the 40th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties.
Thanking Japan for maintaining official development assistance to Viet Nam, Hung declared that Viet Nam always attached importance to closely supervising the use of these funds to ensure they are being allocated to where they are most needed.
Akihito said he believed Hung's visit to Japan would actively contribute to further deepening the strategic partnership between the two countries in a more comprehensive manner.
He said he hoped the two sides would successfully hold the Viet Nam–Japan Friendship Year and the 40th anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic ties in 2013.
Yesterday Hung also held talks with former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, representative of Japanese Communist Party Ogata Yasuo, former President of Japan – Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance Tsutomu Takebe and representatives from the Japan Business Federation. — VNS