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Vietnam’s Party leader to visit Japan to foster strategic partnership

Monday, September 14, 2015, 15:07 GMT+7

The five-day visit to Japan by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong, which will start on Tuesday, is aimed at strengthening the strategic partnership between the two nations, a diplomat has said.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Nguyen Quoc Cuong made the statement in talking with the Vietnam News Agency correspondents in the East Asian country.

Cooperation between Vietnam and Japan has put in its best-ever performance while the potential for further coordination remains huge, Ambassador Cuong said.

During his forthcoming visit, General Secretary Trong will have meetings with Emperor Akihito, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, leaders of major Japanese parties, and representatives of big corporations to discuss measures to strengthen political understanding and trust and foster comprehensive ties, the diplomat said.

Several agreements will be inked between the two sides, he added.

All top Japanese leaders highly value Vietnam’s improving position and role in Southeast Asia and the world, and they wish to cement practical and effective ties with the Southeast Asian country, Ambassador Cuong said.

Both sides attach great significance to Party leader Trong’s upcoming visit and will expend every effort to make it a success for mutual interests and for peace, cooperation and development in the region and the world, the ambassador said. All preparations by the Vietnamese embassy in Japan for the visit have been completed, he added.

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