Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and  Chairman of the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance Toshihiro Nikai (Source: VNA)
 
Tokyo (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received Toshihiro Nikai, Chairman of the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance and Secretary General of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan, and the alliance’s members in Tokyo on October 8.

The PM expressed his pleasure at the development of Vietnam-Japan relationship, including the ties between the two legislatures, the exchange of the two countries’ parliamentarians, while valuing highly the sentiments and contributions of the alliance’s Chairman and members.

PM Phuc suggested the alliance continue promoting high-level meetings between the two ruling parties, governments, and parliaments, as well as supporting further cooperation enhancement in trade, investment, and cultural and locality-to-locality exchanges.

He also proposed the alliance speed up the simplification of visa procedures for Vietnamese tourists to Japan, thus facilitating people-to-people exchange between the two countries.

Chairman Nikai and the alliance’s members affirmed that the organisation will continue making efforts to promote the extensive strategic partnership between Japan and Vietnam.

They hoped Vietnam would be one of the first six member countries to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in order to swiftly enforce the deal, bringing benefits to people. They also expressed that they would like to see the Vietnamese Government pay greater attention to the Vietnam-Japan University project to turn it into a symbol of the two countries’ relations.

Chairman Nikai took this opportunity to highly appreciate the contributions of Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Nguyen Quoc Cuong during his term of office in the country, boosting the two countries’ ties.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and a high-ranking Vietnamese delegation are in Tokyo to attend the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting and visit Japan from October 8-10. –VNA