Emperor Akihito at his abdication ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on April 30 (Photo: AFP/VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong on April 30 sent his letter to Japanese King Father Akihito.

The letter was occasioned by the latter’s abdication and becoming the King Father.

In his letter, the leader thanked King Father Akihito’s fine sentiment to the land and people of Vietnam, and highly valued the historical significance of his first Vietnam visit in 2017 when he was reigning.-VNA