National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung and President of Japan’s House of Councillors Yamazaki Masaaki agreed to enhance cooperation between the two parliaments and bolster strategic partnership in various fields for the benefits of the two countries.
National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung (right) receives President of Japan’s House of Councillors Yamazaki Masaaki in Hanoi__Photo: Nhan Sang/VNA
The agreement was reached on December 7 during talks between Hung and Yamazaki who just began his four-day visit to Vietnam.
NA Chairman Hung asked the Japanese Upper House to further support the realization of high-level economic agreements and foster the Japanese Government’s continued provision of official development assistance at a high level for Vietnam to help it grow sustainably and become an industrial nation by 2020.
Vietnam wished to further its cooperation with Japan in the judiciary, education, infrastructure, human resources training, high technology, support industry, and agriculture, he added.
The Vietnamese top legislator also hoped for intensified coordination between the two parliaments for peace and prosperity in Asia and for the two peoples’ aspirations and interests.
For his part, President Yamazaki Masaaki affirmed that he and the House of Councillors would make greater contributions to the continued growth of the strategic partnership between Japan and Vietnam.
During the talks, the leaders also vowed to maintain high-ranking visits of leaders of the two countries’ legislative bodies, strengthen cooperation between specialized committees and young parliamentarians, and continue close coordination at regional and international forums as well as on issues of mutual concern.- (VNS/VLLF)