|President Truong Tan Sang (right) and Matsumoto Yohei - head of the Japanese delegation (Photo: VNA)|
At the reception in Hanoi on August 29, President Sang said Vietnam regards the strengthening of cooperation with Japan as a top priority for the country’s foreign policy.
With many similarities in geography and culture, the pair are aptly positioned to boost their relations, in line with their bilateral Extensive Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity in Asia , he stressed.
He thanked the Japanese Government and parliament for supporting Vietnam and providing funds for socio-economic development measures.
Matsumoto Yohei, head of the delegation, looked back over President Sang’s visit to Japan in March, and declared that the young Japanese parliamentarians wish to work more closely with Vietnam in joint areas of strength.
The host suggested both sides organise regular exchanges for politicians and parliamentarians to enhance their multi-faceted collaboration, to the benefit of both countries, thus contributing to creating a prosperous region and world.