President Tran Dai Quang (R) meets with Chief Representative of Japan’s Komeito Party Natsuo Yamaguchi in Tokyo on May 31 (Photo: VNA)

Tokyo (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang met Chief Representative of Japan’s Komeito Party Natsuo Yamaguchi in Tokyo on May 31 as part of his State visit to Japan.

President Quang expressed his delight at strongly developing relations in all fields, 45 years after the two countries established diplomatic ties.

Japan has been the leading economic partner, the biggest official development assistance provider and the second largest investor of Vietnam. It also ranks third in terms of the number of tourists to the Southeast Asian nation.

The two countries have coordinated closely at regional and international forums, reflected through the success of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in Vietnam in 2017 and the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), he stated.

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President Quang thanked the party for supporting Vietnam’s nation building cause and developing Vietnam-Japan relations.

He asked the party and Chief Representative Natsuo Yamaguchi to continue making contributions to the bilateral Extensive Strategic Partnership, particularly in economy, investment, human resources training, hi-tech agriculture and climate change response.

Welcoming the Vietnamese President, the Komeito leader said that the visit will contribute to strengthening rapport in all fields, especially in the context of the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties.

He affirmed that his party will make efforts to deepen Japan-Vietnam relations in all aspects and coordinate with the Vietnamese side in regional and international issues of shared concern.-VNA