Japanese legislator concluded Vietnam visit
Updated at Sunday, 07 May 2017, 16:31
The Hanoitimes - Speaker of the Japanese House of Representatives Oshima Tadamori yesterday wrapped up his three-day official visit to Vietnam.
Tadamori held talks with the Vietnamese NA leader, while paying courtesy calls to Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Tran Dai Quang and met with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. He also had a meeting with leaders of the Vietnam-Japan Friendship Parliamentarian Group.
During his stay, Tadamori paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum, and laid a wreath at the Heroic Martyrs’ Monument in Bac Son street of Hanoi. At the meeting, the two sides agreed that similarities in culture, history as well as friendship and common interests of the two nations have helped boost bilateral ties in a comprehensive and deep manner. The two countries set up their intensive strategic partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia in March 2014, they noted.
Both sides agreed to further promote cooperation in labour, while the Japanese side concurred to increase the reception of Vietnamese apprentices in wider areas such as agriculture, fisheries and construction under a newly-issued law that will become effective in November this year.
The Japanese legislator suggested that the two sides implement the content of global trade agreements, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership, while expressing his hope that both countries will speed up the approval of the deal.
Regarding collaboration between the two parliaments, the two sides lauded the fruitful partnership between Friendship Parliamentarian Groups and parliamentarians of the two countries, sharing hope to maintain high-level meetings among leaders of the two legislative bodies and strengthen cooperation and dialogue as well as experience sharing between the two sides.
They also lauded the two Friendship Parliamentarian Groups’ efforts in speeding up the establishment of the Vietnam-Japan University in Vietnam, which has become operation. They shared belief that the two countries will see rise in the number of tourists visiting each other’s country. Japan expected to foster partnership with Vietnam in culture and sports.
Over some regional and international issues of mutual concern, including the East Sea matter, Vietnam and Japan agreed to uphold the ensuring of peace, stability, maritime and aviation security, safety and freedom in the East Sea. They stressed the need for the settlement of disputes through peaceful measures, the respect for diplomatic and legal processes, and the strict preservation of international law.
Translated by Anh Kiet