PM Suga’s Vietnam visit to forge bilateral links: Japanese governor hinh anh 1Yuji Kuroiwa, Governor of Japan’s Kanagawa prefecture. (Photo: VNA)

Tokyo (VNA) –
Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide’s upcoming visit to Vietnam will be a historic trip that is expected to contribute to enhancing the links between the two countries in the time ahead, said Yuji Kuroiwa, Governor of Japan’s Kanagawa prefecture.

The Governor told the press after he and Vietnamese Ambassador Vu Hong Nam came to visit PM Suga on October 15 that PM Suga was looking forward to the Vietnam visit, and highly valued the country's important role in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

It is Vietnam’s strong economic growth, the wonderful characteristics of Vietnamese, and the harmony between Vietnamese and Japanese people that have motivated the PM to select Vietnam for his first overseas trip, he said.

For his part, Nam said during his meeting with PM Suga, he informed the leader about the relations between Vietnam and Japan and Kanagawa in particular, as well as preparations for the visit.

Vietnamese welcome the Japanese PM’s visit, he said, expressing his belief that the trip will create a hallmark in the history of the bilateral ties.

PM Suga is scheduled to visit Vietnam and Indonesia from October 18-21. This is his first trip abroad since he took office in mid-September./.