Vietnam, Japan enhance friendship exchanges

Friday, 2018-01-12 21:36:31
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Pham Minh Chinh, Head of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee’s Organisation Commission (R) and Tsutomu Takebe, Special Advisor to the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Vietnam and Japan should increase their friendship exchanges on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties (1973-2018), especially the Vietnam-Japan Cultural Festival in Ho Chi Minh City.

Pham Minh Chinh, Politburo member and Head of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee’s Organisation Commission, made the statement while hosting Tsutomu Takebe, Special Advisor to the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance, in Hanoi, on January 12.

Politburo member Chinh, who is also President of the Vietnam – Japan Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group, informed the guest that the National Assembly of Vietnam will host the 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26) in Hanoi from January 18-21. He said that he welcomes a delegation from the Japanese Lower House of Parliament to attend the event.

He described 2018 - when the two nations celebrate the 45th anniversary of their diplomatic ties - as a milestone in the bilateral relations with breakthroughs in all fields, including politics, economy, culture, and education and people-to-people exchanges.

The Government of Vietnam pledges to join hands with its Japanese counterpart to successfully develop the Vietnam – Japan University, Politburo member Chinh said, hoping that the two countries would seek measures to accelerate the project.

For his part, Tsutomu Takebe said that Japan is actively conducting practical activities to mark the 45th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties.

The Japanese Lower House of Parliament will send a delegation to the APPF – 26 in Vietnam, he said, expressing his belief that Vietnam would host the event successfully.

He also voiced his hope that Vietnam – Japan University would receive the best possible support from the host country so that the project could be completed on schedule as committed to by the two Governments.