Politburo member and Secretary of the Party Central Committee To Huy Rua thanked the Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Yasuaki Tanizaki for his support and assistance to Vietnam during his working tenure in Vietnam in a meeting in Hanoi September 23.

Politburo member Rua highly valued the East Asia country’s efforts to offer an increase in official development assistance (ODA) to Vietnam despite its difficult time.

The Politburo member, who is also the president of the Vietnam - Japan Friendship Parliamentarians Group, c ongratulated the outgoing Japanese ambassador on receiving the Vietnam ’s Friendship Medal for his extensive efforts and contribution to promoting Vietnam-Japan friendship.

For his part, the Japanese diplomat thanked Vietnamese party, government, parliament and people for helping him to fulfill his working missions in Vietnam . The Ambassador Yasuaki Tanizaki also said returning to Japan he would like to be special Vietnam ’s ambassador in Japan as he wanted to continue to boost the bilateral ties in the coming time.-VNA