National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung hosted a reception to welcome new Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Hiroshi Fukada in Hanoi on March 5.

The NA Chairman told the new ambassador that the relations between the two countries are growing across the board, bring practical benefits for both nations and peoples.

He thanked Japan for its assistance for Vietnam, stressing that the aid has been used effectively to serve the country’s socio-economic development.

Hung affirmed the NA will make every effort to join hands with the Japanese parliament and people to further the two countries’ cooperation as well as deepen their strategic partnership.

Ambassador Fukada pledged to do his best to step up the bilateral friendship and expand cooperation.

He said he wishes the NA continue to support and promote the fine relationship.-VNA