President Truong Tan Sang on December 26 sent his greetings to Japanese Emperor Akihito on the occasion of his 80 th birthday, which is also the National Day of Japan.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung also cabled a congratulatory message to his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.

On the same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh sent congratulations to the country’s Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida./.