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7/11/2018 9:19:55 PM

Female Japanese parliamentarians welcomed in Hanoi

The Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) supports and highly values the Vietnam-Japan extensive strategic partnership, which is developing strongly, comprehensively, and practically, NA Standing Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong has said.

NA Standing Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong (R) meets with Tsuchiya Shinako, head of the Committee for the Development of Women of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan, in Hanoi on July 11. (Photo: VNA)

She made the statement in Hanoi on July 11 while receiving a delegation of female Japanese parliamentarians led by Tsuchiya Shinako, member of the House of Representatives of the National Diet and head of the Committee for the Development of Women of the Liberal Democratic Party.

Phong described the visit as one of the pragmatic exchange activities held in 2018 to mark the 45th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties. She added that this year marks an important milestone in the countries’ relationship, with gigantic cooperation achievements obtained in all realms, from politics and economy to culture, education, and people-to-people exchange.

On this occasion, the Vietnamese official extended her deep sympathies to the Government and people of Japan over their serious losses caused by recent floods, expressing her belief that with their resilience, they will overcome this difficulty.

Noting the continuously developing parliamentary ties, NA Vice Chairwoman Phong stated that the exchange of delegations and representatives of agencies at all levels – in particular, the close cooperation between Vietnam-Japan friendship parliamentarians’ group and the Japan-Vietnam friendship parliamentary alliance, as well as the annual exchange between the two countries’ young legislators – has practically contributed to realising the agreements signed by their high-ranking leaders.

She informed her guests that the activities of female Vietnamese parliamentarians have seen significant outcomes in the recent past, noting the exchange of the female Vietnamese NA deputies and their Japanese peers as a new format for the cooperation of the two nations.

She also suggested that Japanese female lawmakers raise their voice in support of the building and issuance of policies and laws that facilitate bilateral collaboration across all fields.

The guests were asked to contribute to creating conditions for the Vietnamese community to lead a stable life in Japan.

For her part, Tsuchiya revealed that the visit is to consider Vietnam’s preparation for human resources training for overseas Vietnamese in the areas of agriculture, fisheries, and construction.

Expressing her appreciation for the high rate of women operating in socio-political areas in Vietnam, she added that Japan needs to learn from Vietnam in this regard.

Head of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission on Mass Mobilisation Truong Thi Mai (R) shakes hands with Tsuchiya Shinako, member of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan. (Photo: VNA)

On the same day, Truong Thi Mai, Head of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission on Mass Mobilisation hosted a reception for the delegation of LDP female members.

Mai voiced her delight towards the solid and comprehensive development of Vietnam and Japan in terms of political parties, governmental and parliamentary channels, along with people-to-people exchanges. She also highly valued the efforts of Tsuchiya and LDP female members to promote bilateral ties and the relations between the two Parties in particular.

She suggested the two sides strengthen exchange activities, especially as the nations celebrate the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations this year.

Mai also extended sympathies to people in the western region of Japan who were severely affected by recent downpours and floods.

For her part, Tsuchiya said this is the first visit of a female delegation of the LDP to Vietnam. She expressed her hope to foster exchanges between the two countries’ female leaders in the time to come.

The LDP will continue its support and efforts to contribute to the bilateral relations in line with the Extensive Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity in Asia, she affirmed./.

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