Congratulations to new President of Japan’s ruling party hinh anh 1Kishida Fumio (Photo: AFP/VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong on September 29 sent a message of congratulations to Kishida Fumio on his election as President of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) of Japan.

After Vietnam and Japan established diplomatic ties on September 21, 1973, the bilateral relationship has experienced rapid development over the past years.

The Vietnam-Japan relationship is now at its best since the establishment of the diplomatic ties, with high mutual trust.

Japan is Vietnam’s leading important economic partner, the largest official development assistance (ODA) provider, second biggest investor, third largest tourism partner and fourth largest trade partner./.