by Theleaders-Online | October 16, 2020 6:16 am
TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide’s upcoming visit to Vietnam will be a historic trip that is expected to contribute to enhance the links between the two countries in the time ahead, said Yuji Kuroiwa, Governor of Japan’s Kanagawa prefecture.
The Governor told the press after he and Vietnamese Ambassador Vu Hong Nam visited Suga on Thursday, that Suga was looking forward to the Vietnam visit, and highly valued the country’s important role in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported Friday.
It is Vietnam’s strong economic growth, the wonderful characteristics of Vietnamese, and the harmony between Vietnamese and Japanese people that have motivated the prime minister to select Vietnam for his first overseas trip, he said.
For his part, Nam said during his meeting with Suga, he informed the leader about the relations between Vietnam and Japan and Kanagawa in particular, as well as preparations for the visit.
Suga is scheduled to visit Vietnam and Indonesia from October 18 to 21. This is his first trip abroad since he took office in mid-September.
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