In Hanoi, the Vietnam-Japan Friendship Parliamentarians' Group convened its fourth meeting, marking a significant step in bolstering the robust relationship between the two countries.
According to Vietnam News Agency, At the meeting Truong Thi Mai, head of the group and a Politburo member, noted that the Vietnam-Japan relationship is currently in its best phase since the establishment of diplomatic relations, underpinned by high levels of political trust. Mai, who also leads the Party Central Committee's Organisation Commission, lauded the group's achievements since their third meeting. She emphasized the importance of delegation exchanges and meetings commemorating the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties this year, as well as joint cultural and people-to-people exchange activities. These efforts underscore the group's pivotal role in fostering connections between leaders and parliamentarians of both nations and with the Japan-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Alliance (JVPFA).
Le Thu Ha, Vice Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly's Committee for External Relations and deputy head of the group, highlighted the group's active and effective engagement in various high-level contacts and diverse activities in the latter half of the year. Looking ahead to next year, the group aims to continue working with agencies from both countries to celebrate the anniversary, deepening the bilateral extensive strategic partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia.
This includes intensifying the exchange of high-ranking delegations and lawmakers, and strengthening collaboration in trade, investment, health, education, agro-forestry, and people-to-people and locality-to-locality exchanges with the JVPFA and Japanese lawmakers.
Participants at the event provided their insights and opinions on the group's planned activities for the upcoming year, reflecting a shared commitment to further enhance the Vietnam-Japan relationship.