Official highlights cooperation between Vietnam, Japan legislatures

Friday, 2018-07-27 21:29:13
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Chairman of the Vietnam-Japan Parliamentary Friendship Group Pham Minh Chinh (R) meets with President of the Japan-Mekong Parliamentary Friendship Association Ryu Shionoya in Hanoi on July 27 (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Chairman of the Vietnam-Japan Parliamentary Friendship Group Pham Minh Chinh had a meeting with President of the Japan-Mekong Parliamentary Friendship Association Ryu Shionoya in Hanoi on July 27.

Pham Minh Chinh, who is also a Politburo member and Chairman of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee’s Organisation Commission, welcomed the working visit by the delegation of Japanese lawmakers, considering it a practical activity in a series of exchanges in 2018, especially as the two countries mark 45 years in their diplomatic ties.

He highly valued the sound cooperation between the two legislatures, noting that the relationship between the Vietnam-Japan Parliamentary Friendship Group and the Japan-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Alliance has been growing well.

The Vietnamese National Assembly supports the extensive strategic partnership between the two countries which is developing strongly, comprehensively, and substantively. Additionally, the 45th founding anniversary of the diplomatic ties this year marks an important stage in bilateral relations with numerous achievements obtained in all fields, from politics, economy, and culture, to education and people-to-people exchange, he affirmed.

The official proposed that both countries continue promoting exchanges, especially between their people, young parliamentarians, and female lawmakers. He hopes to receive support from Japanese parliamentarians for a training project for Vietnamese officials, as well as with administrative reforms and apparatus streamlining.

In terms of the Mekong-Japan Summit, Politburo member Chinh said since its foundation 11 years ago, the Mekong-Japan cooperation has become more and more effective, proving its important role in the region and bringing practical benefits to its people.

For his part, Shionoya highlighted how, in recent years, countries in the Mekong region have carried out projects in the East-West Economic Corridor and Northeastern Economic Corridor programmes, along with making efforts to develop the regional economy. Vietnam is considered an influential nation in the Mekong region, contributing significantly to the latter’s ongoing development.

He asked Vietnam to pay greater attention to training caregivers who will be sent to work in Japan, adding that his country is ready to share experience with Vietnam in training officials, reforming administrative procedures, and streamlining apparatus.