Tokyo (VNA)President Tran Dai Quang has hailed the active contributions of the Japan-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Alliance to prompting the two countries’ extensive strategic partnership.

During his meeting with President of the Japan-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Alliance Toshihiro Nikai in Tokyo on June 1, President Quang expressed his pleasure to pay a State-level visit to Japan on the occasion of the 45th founding anniversary of Vietnam-Japan diplomatic ties.

The two countries are witnessing strong and pragmatic cooperation development in various fields as well as the close exchanges between the two parties, parliaments, and the Vietnam-Japan and Japan-Vietnam parliamentary friendship alliances.

[Infographics: Vietnam - Japan Extensive Strategic Partnership]

The President urged the Japan-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Alliance to continue coordinating with the Vietnam-Japan counterpart to increase delegation exchanges and step up collaboration in economy, tourism, culture, people-to-people exchange, and human resources training.

He suggested building the Vietnam-Japan University into a leading education facility providing high-quality human resources for Vietnam and other countries in the region.

Toshihiro Nikai, who is also Secretary-General of the Liberal Democratic Party, said he was glad to welcome President Quang and his spouse and the high-level Vietnamese delegation in Japan.

He affirmed that his alliance will spare no efforts to promote the two countries’ cooperative relations in a more pragmatic manner in the time ahead, especially in delegation exchanges, investment, trade and human resources training.-VNA