Chairman of the Hanoi city People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung (R) and his Japanese guest. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival 2018 will be held in March around the statue of King Ly Thai To in Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi downtown, as part of activities to mark 45th anniversary of Vietnam-Japan diplomatic relations, said Chairman of the Hanoi city People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung.

He made the statement at a reception for Special Advisor to the Japanese Cabinet Isao Iijima in Hanoi on December 24.

Excellent art performances and special delicacies of both sides will be featured at the event, he added.

Regarding economic cooperation, Hanoi city always welcomes investors and enterprises from Japan, Chung said, expressing his hope that proactive activities of enterprises in the two countries will make contributions to elevating the bilateral ties to a new height.

Meanwhile, the Japanese official highlighted that along with festive activities, the Cherry Blossom Festival 2018 should include meetings and exchanges between enterprises to promote trade and investment.

At the event, both parties also discussed measures to bolster trade promotion and enhance friendship and cooperative ties between Hanoi and Tokyo.-VNA