FM hosts special advisor to Japan – Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance

VOV.VN - Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son on July 28 received Takebe Tsutomu, special advisor to the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance, who is in Hanoi for an official visit to Vietnam.

At the reception, Son once again conveyed the Vietnamese leaders’ deep condolences to the Government, people of Japan and the family of late Prime Minister Shinzo Abe following his recent passing, and affirmed that Vietnamese people always keep in mind important contributions by the late PM to the Vietnam-Japan Extensive Strategic Partnership.

He spoke highly of Tsutomu’s initiatives and efforts to help boost the strong and comprehensive development of the Vietnam-Japan relationship with high political trust in the recent past.

The Foreign Minister suggested that Tsutomu and the Japan - Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance support the wo countries in promoting bilateral cooperation in the fields of infrastructure construction, industry, agriculture, digital transformation, climate change response, health, education, labour, tourism, as well as cultural exchange.

Son expected that Tsutomu and the Japan - Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance would further support the organization of activities in 2023 to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

For his part, Tsutomu lauded Vietnam’s success in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic and promoting cooperation with other countries moving into the post pandemic period. He appreciated Vietnam’s rising role and position both regionally and globally, and affirmed that Japan would continue to cooperate and support Vietnam in its development.

Japan attaches great importance to and wishes to promote the extensive strategic partnership with Vietnam, said Tsutomu.

He assured his host that the Japan - Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance would participate in organizing commemorative activities and send a group of artists to Vietnam next year.

The special advisor expressed his desire to strengthen bilateral cooperation in education – training, and cultural exchanges, including the organization of the Japan - Vietnam Festival in Ho Chi Minh City and the Hokkaido Festival in Quang Ninh (Vietnam) in 2023.

Tsutomu said he would continue to lobby the Japanese Government to support Vietnamese expatriates living, working and studying in their host country.