|Phan Đình Trạc, Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam’s Central Committee and Head of its Commission for Internal Affairs, laid a wreath at the memorial stele for doctor Asaba Sakitaro in Shizuoka prefecture, Japan as he was leading a Vietnamese delegation on a working trip there. The stele was built 100 years ago by Phan Bội Châu, a revered Vietnamese patriotic figure, for the Japanese’s help when Châu championed the Đông Du movement. — VNA/VNS Photo Thành Hữu|
TOKYO — A delegation of the Communist Party of Việt Nam (CPV) led by Phan Đình Trạc, Secretary of the CPV Central Committee and Head of its Commission for Internal Affairs, has been on a working visit to Japan from September 24 to 30.
While in Japan, Trạc met with Vice President of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Masahiko Komura; Head of the Secretariat of the Japanese Communist Party Akira Koike; Minister of Justice Yoko Kamikawa; and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Kazuyuki Nakane.
Highlighting the delegation’s visit in conjunction with the 45th anniversary of Việt Nam-Japan diplomatic ties, they affirmed the bilateral relations are growing fruitfully.
They expressed their wish to boost collaboration with Việt Nam and the CPV, saying that exchanges through the party channel created a foundation for political trust, hence fostering the development of economic cooperation, people-to-people exchanges, and linkages in other sectors.
For his part, Trạc praised the strong, comprehensive, and practical growth of the Việt Nam-Japan extensive strategic partnership.
He presented his opinions on measures to reinforce bilateral relations and called for Japan to expand investments in Việt Nam.
The delegation also had working sessions with the Supreme Court, the Public Prosecutors Office, the National Personnel Authority, and the National Police Agency to study their experiences in anti-corruption and judicial reform.
The Japanese side shared information on the performance of work ethics, corruption prevention, and completion of the legal system, and pledged to support Việt Nam in these fields.
The Vietnamese delegation also visited Shizuoka prefecture and laid a wreath at a memorial stele for doctor Asaba Sakitaro, which was built 100 years ago by Phan Bội Châu, a revered Vietnamese patriotic figure. The doctor had given Châu great help when he was in Japan as part of the Đông Du (Travel to the East) movement in the early 20th century that encouraged young Vietnamese to go to Japan to study and seek ways to save the country from the yoke of French colonialists. The stele has become a symbol of Việt Nam–Japan friendship.
The Japanese officials also conveyed their condolences over the passing of Vietnamese President Trần Đại Quang. —VNS