Deputy PM welcomes Asahi Shimbun President

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has praised Japan's Asahi Shimbun newspaper as an important channel to promote Vietnam to the outside world as a hospitable and peace and justice-loving country.

At a reception for the newspaper's President Masataka Watanabe in Hanoi on Saturday, Mr. Dam called the Asahi Shimbun an important bridge linking Vietnam and Japan and expressed his hope that the daily will help Japanese and international readers understand more Vietnam's socio-economic achievements and contributions to the world's development. President Watanabe said that Asahi Shimbun always wants to contribute to friendhip and cooperation between Japan and Vietnam. The Asahi Shimbun is one of the five national newspapers in Japan.

Source: VOV5