06/11/2016 07:55 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnam, Japan to join hands in preparing for Emperor’s visit

Hanoi, November 5 (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has suggested the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam closely coordinate with relevant Vietnamese agencies to prepare for the upcoming visit to the Southeast Asian nation by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko.

The visit is expected to contribute to boosting the relations between Vietnam and Japan, as well as peace, cooperation and development in the region and the world at large, the PM told Minister at the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam Nagai Katsuro in Hanoi on November 5.

He said the relationship has developed strongly and pragmatically across fields over the past years with enhanced political trust, noting his hope that Katsuro will make more contributions to the bilateral ties.

For his part, Katsuro pledged to do its utmost to strengthen cooperation between he two countries, especially in economy through specific projects, thus contributing to socio-economic development in Vietnam.

He said the visit by Emperor and Empress, scheduled in the spring of 2017, is of historical significance as this is their first trip to the Southeast Asian country.

The Japanese Embassy will partner with the Vietnamese side to prepare for the visit, helping create a milestone for the bilateral ties, he promised.
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