President Tran Dai Quang (right) and Speaker of the Japanese House of Representatives Tadamori Oshima (Source: VNA)

Tokyo (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang has urged Japan’s House of Representatives (lower house) and the National Assembly of Vietnam to intensify the sharing of legislative experience and further promote their role in the development of relations between the two countries.

The President met with Speaker of the Japanese House of Representatives Tadamori Oshima in Tokyo on June 1 as part of his State visit to Japan from May 29 to June 2.

He said the two sides should closely coordinate and support each other at regional and international forums like the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum and the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

The leader applauded Japan’s continued support for Vietnam’s socio-economic development through official development assistance (ODA).

He called on the Japanese lower house to pay more attention to exchanges between ministries, agencies and localities of the two countries.

Vietnam attaches importance to the extensive strategic partnership with Japan and regards the country as a leading and long-term partner, President Quang said, expressing his hope for more comprehensive and deeper Vietnam-Japan relationship, for the sake of the two countries’ people, and for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.

For his part, Oshima expressed his delight at the outstanding and practical developments of the extensive strategic partnership over the pat time, emphasising high-level visits by the two countries’ leaders in 2017.

He said he was impressed by Vietnam’s active developments during his official visit to the country in May 2017.

The House of Representatives and the House of Councilors are ready to step up exchanges between Vietnamese and Japanese parliamentarians, contributing to promoting to the extensive strategic partnership in all spheres, he said.

The Speaker pledges to do his utmost, together with the lower house, to advance the bilateral ties to a new height.

Oshima shared President Quang’s views on the need to maintain visits of all-level delegations and friendly exchanges between the two legislative bodies, especially young parliamentarians, considering this a foundation to ensure political trust, helping promote bilateral links in economy, trade, investment, culture, health care, national defence and security.-VNA