The Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong had a meeting with President of Japan's House of Councilors Yamazaki Masaaki at the Party Central Committee's Office on December 8.
General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong expressed his pleasure as President of Japan's House of Councilors visited in Vietnam; and appreciated highly role and contributions of Japanese Senate for two countries’ good relation.
Mr. Nguyen Phu Trong affirmed Vietnam always considered Japan as one of its leading and long-term partners. Japan is the country's biggest official development assistance (ODA) donor.
He also expressed his desire two countries will continue to strengthen further comprehensive strategic partnerships.
On the same day, State President Truong Tan Sang and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung met President of Japan's House of Councilors Yamazaki Masaaki.