Party chief welcomes top Japanese legislator hinh anh 1Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (right) and Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan Oshima Tadamori (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong received Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan Oshima Tadamori in Hanoi on May 5.

At the reception, the Party chief said the Speaker’s visit takes place when the Vietnam-Japan extensive strategic partnership is at its best ever, noting the strong progress in all aspects of bilateral ties over the past time.

He expressed his delight to welcome Japanese high-ranking leaders, especially the Emperor and the Empress, to Vietnam this year. Those visits contributed greatly to deepening the friendship and cooperation between the two countries and peoples, the Party General Secretary said.

Oshima said the visit to Vietnam made by Japanese Emperor and Empress marked a new development in bilateral ties, adding that the royal couple carries home deep impressions of the Vietnamese people and land, and the friendship between the two countries.

He also informed his host about the outcomes of the talks with National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and stressed his wish to boost the exchange and cooperation between the two legislative bodies.

The Japanese House of Representatives gives high priority to promoting ties with Vietnam in economic-trade, education, and people-to-people exchange, Oshima said.

The lawmaker stressed Japan is willing to cooperate with Vietnam in the organisation of the 2017 APEC summit.

Lauding the outcomes of talks between the top legislators, Trong underscored significant contributions of the Japanese House of Representatives to bilateral relations.

Vietnam attached importance to the partnership with Japan for mutual benefits of the two peoples as well as for peace and security in the region and in the world, he added.-VNA