President Tran Dai Quang (right) and Vietnam-Japan Special Ambassador Ryotaro Sugi. (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang on May 13 received the Vietnam-Japan Special Ambassador Ryotaro Sugi, who is on a visit to Vietnam.

The President highly appreciated the ambassador’s love for Vietnam and his meaningful activities, especially in culture, art, people-to-people exchanges, humanitarian aids, to promote bilateral ties in the past 30 years.

Highlighting the strong and comprehensive development in the Vietnam-Japan relationship, especially after the two countries’ relationship was upgraded to a “Deep and extensive strategic partners for peace and prosperity in Asia” in 2014, President Quang reaffirmed Japan is one of Vietnam’s leading and long-term partners.

He noted his hope that Ambassador Ryotaro Sugi, with his prestige and vast experience, will continue creating initiatives and practical activities to further promote the strategic partnership between the two countries in the future.

Ambassador Ryotaro Sugi congratulated President Quang on being elected as head of the State of Vietnam and informed the President that during this visit, he held working sessions with the Ministry of Planning and Investment to step up the implementation of Japan’s aid in the form of equipment provision to the firefighting force.

The ambassador said during the visit, he is being accompanied by some firms operating in the fields of food and agriculture which want to cooperate with Vietnamese partners.

He also proposed expanding partnership in training and education, tourism and people-to-people exchange to boost mutual understanding.

President Quang said Vietnam will create favourable conditions for any companies who want to do business in the field of agriculture and clean processing in Vietnam.

The President also welcomed Japan’s programme to bring undergraduates to Vietnam to work as interns, saying that Vietnam will provide the best possible support of such schemes.-VNA