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Bac Ninh (VNA) – A ceremony was held at Nguyen Van Cu Park in the northern province of Bac Ninh on March 13 to receive and plant cherry trees presented by as gifts by the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Association of Chukyo region. 

Present at the ceremony were Japanese MP Kaneko; Asaduma Sinnichi, Minister at the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam, and representatives of the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Association of Chukyo region and Bac Ninh province.

A representative of the association handed over and introduced techniques to plant 200 cherry trees.

Asaduma Sinnichi, Minister at the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam, said the cherry project began in 2012 and since then the trees have been grown in many Vietnamese provinces and cities.

He expressed his belief that the cherry trees will become a bridge connecting the Japanese and Vietnamese people.

The plantation of cherry trees will contributed to popularising Japan’s images, culture and people to Bac Ninh residents and enhancing mutual understanding between the people of the two nations, he added.-VNA