To Huy Rua, Political Bureau member, secretary of the Party Central Committee and head of its Organisation Commission, received Takebe Chutomu, president of the Japan-Vietnam Parliamentarians' Friendship League, in Hanoi on March 27.

Takebe expressed his delight at the fine development in Vietnam-Japan relations and stressed that his visit aims to promote co-operation between the two parliaments and their friendship parliamentarians' alliances.

Rua, who is also president of the Vietnam-Japan Parliamentarians' Friendship Group, reaffirmed that the Party, National Assembly and Government of Vietnam have a consistent policy of developing multifaceted relations with Japan and highly value the effective co-operation between the two countries' legislative bodies and friendship parliamentarians' alliances.-VNA