President Truong Tan Sang welcomed Chairman of the Budget Committee of the Lower House of Japan Toshihiro Nikai in Hanoi on July 28, saying that agreements reached by the two countries’ leaders are being carried out smoothly.

The State leader said Vietnam and Japan have been gaining high mutual trust in various fields, particularly in politics.

He noted the two sides are working together in defence-security and economics-trade, while their cooperation in fishing tuna off the coast of central Vietnam has made important strides.

Vietnam has also completed procedures for the establishment of a Japan-Vietnam university, he added.

Toshihiro Nikai valued the host country’s favourable conditions for the school, which he deemed a symbol of their friendship.

He asked for more support from Vietnamese leaders for Japanese agencies and enterprises operating in Vietnam as well as his country’s hosting of the Olympics and Paralympics.

The legislator said Japan, as a close friend of Vietnam, always supports the country and is willing to help it improve traffic infrastructure.

At the meeting, Japanese parliamentarians applauded effectively implemented cooperation projects and touched upon the potential of collaborating in crop and animal husbandry and close coordination in negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.-VNA