Politburo member and permanent member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Dinh The Huynh and Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Hiroshi Fukada (L) (Source: VNA) 
Hanoi (VNA) - Politburo member and permanent member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Dinh The Huynh asked the Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam to continue working closely with Vietnamese agencies and localities to strengthen multifaceted cooperation between the two countries. 

During his reception for Ambassador Hiroshi Fukada in Hanoi on June 2, the Vietnamese official highly valued Japan for its provision of official development assistance (ODA) for Vietnam in recent times, affirming that Vietnam considers Japan as its important and long-term partner. 

He said he hopes the two nations will promote efforts to effectively implement agreements signed between their leaders, especially those reached during General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s official visit to Japan in September last year. 

Vietnam and Japan should enhance political trust through maintaining regular high-level visits and meetings, while improving the efficiency of bilateral cooperation mechanisms, boosting economic links and fostering coordination at regional and global forums, Huynh said. 

He also took the occasion to congratulate Japan on successfully organising the expanded G7 Summit and praised the Japanese diplomat for his contributions to Vietnam-Japan relations. 
For his part, Hiroshi Fukada expressed his joy at the fine development of the Vietnam-Japan intensive strategic partnership, stressing that the Japanese Government attaches special importance to relations with Vietnam. 

He hoped to further forge bilateral ties, particularly links between the Communist Party of Vietnam and Japanese parties. 

Japan will help Vietnam in developing high-quality infrastructure, the supporting industry and agriculture; adapting to climate change; improving public administrative management and the business climate; and in training human resources, the ambassador said. 

He suggested the two nations enhance coordination in regional and global issues.-VNA