President optimistic on Vietnam-Japan relations

By VNA   November 27, 2023 | 05:12 am PT
President optimistic on Vietnam-Japan relations
President Vo Van Thuong (L) receives leaders of the Japan-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Alliance in Tokyo on Nov. 27, 2023. Photo by VNA
Vietnamese President Vo Van Thuong, during his official visit to Japan, expressed confidence in the flourishing future of Vietnam-Japan relations.

Hosting Chairman of the Japan-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Alliance Nikai Toshihiro, former Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide, and leaders of the Liberal Democratic Party, Thuong on Monday discussed the potential for significant advancements in the bilateral relationship.

At the reception, the Vietnamese leader proposed Nikai and the alliance continue to pay attention to and promote cooperative relations between the two legislative bodies, promoting the exchange of parliamentarians, young leaders, and female parliamentarians of the two countries.

He also called for enhancing the role of parliamentary friendship organizations as well as boosting cooperation in new fields such as digital transformation, green transition, high-tech agriculture, education, labour and tourism.

President Thuong thanked members of the alliance, especially Nikai and former PM Suga, for always caring and giving friendly and sincere sentiments to Vietnam and its people and for their effective contributions to the development of the relations between the two countries.

Affirming that locality-to-locality cooperation, youth and cultural exchanges are important factors that connect the two countries, he urged parliamentarians to support the organization of more cultural festivals in both countries, as well as exchange programs for young generations and strengthening substantive connections among localities, thereby contributing to the sustainable development of the Vietnam-Japan relations in the future.

For their part, the Japanese officials expressed their confidence that the Vietnamese President's visit to Japan will help bring the bilateral relations to a new height.

They said that they will continue to pay attention and support the promotion of collaboration with Vietnam in all fields, particularly labor, agriculture, science and technology, and energy and people-to-people exchanges.

They also pledged to make utmost efforts to promote the Vietnam-Japan University project - a symbol of cooperative relations between the two countries.

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