Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc receives special advisor to the Japan-Việt Nam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance Tsutomu Takebe in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam treasures its partnership with Japan and spares no effort to develop relations, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has said.
Hosting a reception for special advisor to the Japan-Việt Nam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance Tsutomu Takebe in Hà Nội yesterday, PM Phúc expressed his delight to meet the special advisor and congratulated the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on its win in the Japan upper house election.
Takebe, for his part, said the LDP and Japan-Việt Nam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance wanted to enhance friendship with the Southeast Asian country.
He rejoiced at the robust development of the Việt Nam-Japan University, hoping the Vietnamese Government would soon approve the university’s special financial mechanism so as to operate effectively.
He said he believed the university would make significant contributions to the development of Việt Nam.
Seeing the Việt Nam-Japan University project as a “lighthouse” in bilateral relations, PM Phúc said the Vietnamese Government created favourable conditions for the project and would develop the university on par with bilateral ties.
He spoke highly of Japanese Ambassador to Việt Nam Kunio Umeda’s contributions to promoting Việt Nam-Japan relations, stressing the Government would work to remove bottlenecks to accelerate the implementation of projects between the two countries.
He wished that Takebe would further his efforts to step up bilateral relations. — VNS