VOV.VN - Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan has highlighted Japanese Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko as a milestone that contributes to deepening understanding and the bond between both nations’ people during a meeting with the royal couple in Hanoi on September 21 immediately after the welcome ceremony.
During the meeting, Xuan thanked the Imperial House, Government and people of Japan for providing support for Vietnam's national construction and socio-economic development, as well as the care they give to nearly 500,000 Vietnamese in Japan.
She reiterated the wish to further reinforce the bilateral friendship and cooperation in line with the aspirations and interests of the two nations’ people.
She shared the understanding on the importance of educational, cultural and local cooperation to promoting exchanges and understanding between the people of both countries, and expressed a hope that Japan will continue supporting Vietnam's socio-economic development, propelling cooperation across the board, and expanding into such new areas as digital transformation, green growth, energy and food security.
Crown Prince Akishino emphasized that Vietnam is a close and reliable partner of Japan, while applauding the Vietnamese community’s contributions to Japan’s socio-economic development. He also said he hopes to see more Japanese people study the Vietnamese language.
More cultural exchange festivals in both nations help their people enhance understanding and close relationship. He reaffirmed his commitment to continue working towards bolstering the friendly cooperation between the two countries in the time to come, he told his host.
Crown Princess Kiko, for her part, wished to boost collaboration and share experience with Vietnam in tuberculosis prevention and control, women's exchanges, education and health care.
Vice President Xuan used the occasion to convey her regards to Emperor Naruhito and the Empress, Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko, and all members of the Japanese royal family.
Following the meeting, the Vice President hosted a banquet in honour of the Japanese royal guests.