Top Japanese legislator praises Vietnam’s COVID-19 fight hinh anh 1At the reception (Photo: VNA)

Tokyo (VNA) - Santo Akiko, President of the House of Councillors of Japan, on May 29 praised Vietnam’s impressive achievements in preventing and fighting the COVID-19 and highlighted the important role played by the Vietnamese National Assembly in the combat.

During a reception for Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Vu Hong Nam, Santo conveyed the thanks of the Japanese legislature to the Vietnamese NA and its Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan for the gift package of 20,000 face masks amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

She briefed on positive results in the fight against the disease in her country, especially the country’s decision to lift national emergency on May 25 and the recovery of socio-economic activities.

She spotlighted the fruitful development of the bilateral relations, especially legislative cooperation, expressing her hope that the cooperation between the two legislatures will further develop and reap new achievements in the time to come.

For his part, Ambassador Nam congratulated Japan on its success in containing the spread of COVID-19, affirming that this is an important premise for the Japanese Government to decide to life the state of emergency nationwide earlier than the schedule to serve its socio-economic recovery.

He also thanked the Japanese government for its financial and medical support for the Vietnamese community in Japan amid the complicated developments of the disease.

The Vietnamese Government, NA and people always stand side by side with their Japanese counterparts in in all difficult circumstances, he stated.

The diplomat also expressed his belief that the extensive strategic partnership between the two countries will continue to develop strongly in the coming time, promising that he will always do his best to contribute to promoting the Vietnam-Japans friendship and cooperation./.