A delegation of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) led by Phan Dinh Trac, Secretary of the CPV Central Committee and Head of its Commission for Internal Affairs (fifth, from left) in a group photo with Minister of Justice Yoko Kamikawa (next to Trac) (Photo: VNA)

Tokyo (VNA) – A delegation of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) led by Phan Dinh Trac, Secretary of the CPV Central Committee and Head of its Commission for Internal Affairs, has been on a working visit to Japan from September 24 to 30.

While in Japan, Trac met with Vice President of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Masahiko Komura; Head of the Secretariat of the Japanese Communist Party Akira Koike; Minister of Justice Yoko Kamikawa; and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Kazuyuki Nakane.

The Japanese officials expressed their condolences over the passing of Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang.

Highlighting the delegation’s visit in conjunction with the 45th anniversary of Vietnam-Japan diplomatic ties, they affirmed the bilateral relations are growing fruitfully.

They expressed their wish to boost collaboration with Vietnam and the CPV, saying that exchanges through the party channel created a foundation for political trust, hence fostering the development of economic cooperation, people-to-people exchanges, and linkages in other sectors.

For his part, Trac praised the strong, comprehensive, and practical growth of the Vietnam-Japan extensive strategic partnership.

He presented his opinions on measures to reinforce bilateral relations and called for Japan to expand investments in Vietnam.

The delegation also had working sessions with the Supreme Court, the Public Prosecutors Office, the National Personnel Authority, and the National Police Agency to study their experiences in anti-corruption and judicial reform.

The Japanese sides shared information on the performance of work ethics, corruption prevention, and completion of the legal system, and  pledged to support Vietnam in these fields.

The Vietnamese delegation also visited Shizuoka prefecture and laid a wreath at a memorial stele for doctor Asaba Sakitaro, which was built 100 years ago by Phan Boi Chau, a Vietnamese nationalist figure. The doctor had given Chau great assistance when he was in Japan as part of the Dong Du movement in early 20th century that encouraged young Vietnamese to go East to study and seek ways to save the nation. The stele has become a symbol of Vietnam–Japan friendship.-VNA