Hanoi, December 4 (VNA) – President Truong Tan Sang applauded important cooperation results between  Vietnam and Japan, especially the maintenance of official development assistance (ODA), increasing foreign direct investment (FDI) and two-way trade.

At a reception for Vice President of Japan’s International Friendship Exchange Council (FEC) Nakagaki in   Hanoi on December 4, Sang spoke highly of the council’s activities, saying that they have contributed to enhancing the friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

Despite low per capita income,   Vietnam   has achieved millennium development goals, he said, adding that assistance from the Japanese Government has helped create multifaceted changes in the country.

Sang affirmed that  Vietnam  is willing to coordinate with Japan to improve cooperation in aviation and human resources. 

For his part, Nakagaki highly valued  Vietnam’s achievements in socio-economic development, expressing his belief that the Vietnamese economy will develop fruitfully in the future. 

He hoped that Vietnamese agencies will continue coordinating with Japan to implement feasible projects. He suggested that Vietnam should create conditions for the two countries’ organisations to meet and strengthen solidarity and mutual understanding.-VNA