National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân receives a delegation from the Liberal Democratic Party’s Youth Division. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức
HÀ NỘI – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân expressed her hope that young Japanese parliamentarians will contribute to deepening Việt Nam-Japan relations at a reception in Hà Nội yesterday for a delegation from the Liberal Democratic Party’s Youth Division.
Intensifying co-operation with Japan is one Việt Nam’s foreign policy priorities, she affirmed, adding that high political trust is a firm foundation for co-operation between the two sides.
Ngân took the occasion to thank Japan for providing official development assistance for Việt Nam, which, she said, has helped the country develop and reduce poverty.
She lauded the initiative to hold a seminar between the two countries’ young parliamentarians as it contributed to strengthening mutual understanding.
The top legislator asked the two sides to maintain visits and meetings and improve the role of parliamentarians, especially young and female lawmakers, and co-ordinate in celebrating the 45th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties in 2018.
It is necessary to step up economic and trade co-operation, facilitate Việt Nam’s export of aquatic products and fruits to Japan, and promote Japan’s investment in Việt Nam in support industry, manufacturing, energy and agriculture, she noted.
Keisuke Suzuki, head of the Liberal Democratic Party’s Youth Division, informed the host of the outcomes of the seminar between his delegation and young Vietnamese deputies.
According to him, regular exchange activities between young parliamentarians will help the two countries’ youths improve mutual understanding and contribute more to bilateral relations.
Given that there are currently 1,600 Japanese enterprises investing in Việt Nam, he proposed the Southeast Asian nation continue improving its investment environment so as to attract more foreign investors, including those from Japan.-VNS