Politburo member To Huy Rua (R) receives Vice Speaker of the House of Councilors of Japan Koshiishi Azuma (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam and Japan should intensify the exchange of parliamentarians and high-ranking delegations, and share the same viewpoint on the maintenance of peace and stability for development in Asia-Pacific, suggested Politburo member To Huy Rua.

Rua, who is President of the Vietnam-Japan Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group, made the suggestion while receiving Vice Speaker of the House of Councilors of Japan Koshiishi Azuma in Hanoi on December 15.

He affirmed that with its role and duties, the group has coordinated closely with the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance to put forth numerous initiatives, contributing to the development of the two countries’ relations.

He proposed the Deputy Speaker maintain his support for the further consolidation of the bilateral cooperation between the two countries, parliaments and peoples.

Azuma informed the host of the outcomes of his talks with National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, while highlighting the growing traditional friendship and cooperation between Japan and Vietnam.

He expressed his hope that the Vietnam-Japan Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group continues acting as a bridge connecting the two peoples, and affirmed that he will do his utmost to improve the two legislative bodies’ relations.-VNA