Speaker of the Diet meets Party General Secretary and says the relationship between the two countries is better than ever.
During a meeting with Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in Tokyo on September 17, Mr. Tadamori Oshima, Speaker of Japan’s Diet, said that the country’s relationship with Vietnam was at its prime.
The Speaker congratulated Vietnam on the successful organization of the 132nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union last March and expressed his support for its efforts and practical contributions to peace, cooperation, and development in the Asia-Pacific region.
He also highlighted the political trust and whole-hearted friendship between the two countries.
Mr. Oshima praised the substantive relations between the countries’ legislative bodies, saying they helped realize cooperative agreements that serve the extensive strategic partnership.
As maritime nations, he went on, Japan and Vietnam need to enhance cooperation to maintain peace and stability at sea.
Party General Secretary Trong also met Japanese Communist Party (JCP) Chairman Kazuo Shii on September 17, during which he highlighted the solidarity and traditional friendship between the two parties.
He said the two parties should increase the sharing of experience and information, boost bilateral cooperation, and coordinate with each other at regional and international forums as well as in multilateral activities, contributing to the international communist and worker movements for peace, stability and development.
The Vietnamese Party and State, he added, will pursue its foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, cooperation, development, and the diversification and multilateralization of relations and active international integration.