|Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng (R) receives Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan, Oshima Tadamori, in Hà Nội yesterday. – VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng
HÀ NỘI – Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng yesterday hailed the strong progress made in all aspects of bilateral ties between Việt Nam and Japan.
Receiving visiting Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan, Oshima Tadamori, in Hà Nội, he noted the visit was taking place at a time when the Việt Nam-Japan extensive strategic partnership was at its best ever.
He expressed his delight at welcoming high-ranking Japanese leaders, especially the Emperor and the Empress, to Việt Nam this year. The visits contributed greatly to deepening the friendship and co-operation between the two countries and peoples, the Party leader said.
Oshima said the visit to Việt Nam by Japanese Emperor and Empress marked a new development in bilateral ties, adding that the royal couple carried home deep impressions of the Vietnamese people and land, and the friendship between the two countries.
He also informed his host about the outcomes of his talks with National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân and stressed his wish to boost the exchange and co-operation between the two legislative bodies.
The Japanese House of Representatives gives high priority to promoting ties with Viet Nam in economy, trade, education and people-to-people exchanges, Oshima said.
The lawmaker said Japan was willing to cooperate with Việt Nam in organising the 2017 APEC summit.
Lauding the outcomes of talks between the top legislators, Trong said the Japanese parliament made significant contributions to growth in bilateral relations.
Việt Nam attached great importance to the partnership with Japan considering it beneficial for both peoples, and for peace and security in the region and the world, he added. — VNS