National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân (R) receives Japanese Ambassadors Umeda Kunio in Hà Nội yesterday. – VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức
HÀ NỘI – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân hosted separate receptions in Hà Nội yesterday for Japanese and Thai Ambassadors Umeda Kunio and Manopchai Vongphakdi.
Receiving the Japanese diplomat, Ngân expressed her wish that relations between the legislative bodies of Việt Nam and Japan will be strengthened in the coming time, especially among young deputies.
Việt Nam attached great importance to the upcoming visit to Việt Nam by Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, Ngan said.
Kunio also said the upcoming visit by the Japanese royalty will bolster mutual understanding between the two countries’ people and strengthen their “Extensive Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity in Asia.”
Receiving Thai Ambassador Vongphakdi, Ngan expressed her happiness at the fruitful development of the Việt Nam-Thailand strategic partnership.
She said Việt Nam was willing to create favourable conditions in terms of policy and laws for foreign firms, including those from Thailand, to invest in Việt Nam.
She called on Thailand to increase the import of products from Việt Nam to address the imbalance in bilateral trade.
Ambassador Vongphakdi said the Thai Government stood ready to support Thai firms to invest and do business in Viet Nam. -- VNS