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Japan honours late Vietnamese Party leader Đỗ Mười

Update: December, 05/2018 - 08:01
The Embassy of Japan in Hà Nội held a ceremony on December 4 to posthumously present the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun to the late General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam Central Committee (CPVCC) Đỗ Mười.—VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — The Embassy of Japan in Hà Nội held a ceremony on December 4 to posthumously present the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun to the late General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam Central Committee (CPVCC) Đỗ Mười.

Guests at the ceremony included Phạm Minh Chính, member of the CPVCC Politburo, Secretary of the CPVCC, head of the CPVCC’s Commission for Organisation and President of the Việt Nam-Japan Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group, and representatives from the family of the late Party leader.

The Government of Japan on November 9, 2018 announced a decision dated October 1, 2018 on the conferment of the noble decoration to late Party General Secretary Đỗ Mười.

The decision noted that after Japan resumed aid to Việt Nam in 1992, Đỗ Mười, who was then Chairman of the Council of Ministers (now Prime Minister) and General Secretary of the CPV from 1988 to 1997, paid the first State visit to Japan as General Secretary of the CPV, thus laying the foundation for Japan-Việt Nam ties.

Between 1996-2001, the late Party leader dedicated himself to the study on the Economic Development Policy in the Transition toward a Market-oriented Economy in Việt Nam (the Ishikawa Project), contributing to promoting economic ties between the two countries and laying a firm foundation for the Japan-Việt Nam economic partnership later on.

Đỗ Mười, born on February 2, 1917, passed away on October 1, 2018. — VNS

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