Top Japanese legislator wraps up Vietnam visit

Speaker of the Japanese House of Representatives Oshima Tadamori on Saturday concluded his three-day official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

Tadamori held talks with the Vietnamese NA leader, paid courtesy visits to Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and 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 their meetings, the two sides agreed that similarities in culture and history as well as friendship and common interests of the two nations have helped boost bilateral ties in a comprehensive and deep manner. Vietnam and Japan set up an intensive strategic partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia in March 2014, they noted.

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 countries 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.

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.

They also lauded the two Friendship Parliamentarian Groups' efforts in speeding up the establishment of the Vietnam-Japan University in Vietnam, which has become operational.

They shared the belief that the two countries will see a rise in the number of tourists visiting each other's country. Partnership in culture and sports will also be solidified.

Vietnam and Japan highlighted the need to ensure peace, stability, and maritime and aviation security, safety and freedom in the East Sea. They stressed the importance of settling disputes through peaceful measures, with respect for diplomatic and legal processes, and obedience of international law.

Source: VOV5