Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (R) and Secretary General of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan Toshihiro Nikai (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on September 9 received the Secretary General of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) of Japan, Toshihiro Nikai who is on an official visit to Vietnam.

The LDP secretary general, who is also President of the Japan–Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Union, spoke highly of the official visit by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong to Japan last September, saying that it set a milestone and opened up a new era in bilateral relations between the two countries.

He stressed the political trust between the two countries serves as a firm foundation for the effective and beneficial cooperation between them.

Nikai affirmed that the LDP in its role as the ruling party of Japan, will constantly prioritise the partnership and relationship with Vietnam in its foreign affairs.

He vowed to boost exchanges and cooperation with the Communist Party of Vietnam.

Meanwhile, Party General Secretary Trong expressed delight at the strong and fruitful development in relations between Vietnam and Japan.

He also affirmed that Vietnam regards Japan as one of its most important and long-term partners in all fields of cooperation.

The Vietnamese Party chief appreciated the great contributions by the LDP Secretary General in his role as the president of the Japan–Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Union and in the development of the friendship associations of the two countries.-VNA