The Government and people of Vietnam always support, share and are willing to do all things possible to assist the Japanese people to overcome aftermaths of the recent quake and tsunami.

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai made this statement during his meetings with Japan ’s ministers of foreign affairs, economy, trade industry, finance and land, infrastructure and tourism, and key officials of the Japanese Federation of Economic Organisations (Nippon Keidanren) in Tokyo on May 25.

He expressed deep sympathy over heavy losses caused by the March 11 twin disaster to the Japanese government and people and believed they will surmount all difficulties to return to normal production and continue development.

The Deputy PM thanked for Japan ’s assistance to Vietnam despite difficulties, assuring that Vietnam will effectively use Japan ’s official development assistance.

He stressed Vietnam ’s readiness to work with Japan to accelerate major projects agreed by both sides.

Hai expressed his wish that the two sides would increase exchanges of delegations, especially high-level ones, to promote political, economic relations, trade and cultural exchange between the two governments and people.

In return, Japanese officials expressed their thanks for the Government and people of Vietnam for their timely assistance as well as affirmed their wish to boost cooperation with Vietnam in implementing large projects, especially in infrastructure development to serve economic development and the people./.