(VNF) - Vice President of the Vietnam – Japan Friendship Association (VJFA) Nguyen Phu Binh had a cordial meeting with delegation of the Japan-Vietnam Peace and Friendship Promotion Council (JVPF) in Saitama, led by Mr. Hisao Suzuki, on August 1st.
At the reception on August 1st at the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations’ headquarters.
At the reception, Mr. Hisao Suzuki said that the purpose of this trip was to visit the 24 gratitude houses JVPF has donated in 2016, expressing his hope that more gratitude houses will be built in the future for Vietnam’s poor and disadvantaged provinces. In particular, these gratitude houses are completely built by donours’ own money without seeking assistance from the Japanese Government.
At the reception, Mr. Hisao Suzuki also shared his special affection for Vietnam; saying he is happy to see the country’s rapid and substantive growth as well as political and social stability.
He also expressed his sympathy to the Vietnamese people over the pain they are suffering from AO/dioxin. He hoped, in the future, the JVPF can call for more support for AO victims in Vietnam.
Delegates pose for a group photo.
On behalf of VJFA, Nguyen Phu Binh, former Deputy Foreign Minister, former Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan, VJFA Vice President thanked the sincere sentiment and significant contribution of the JVPF delegation to Vietnam, especially to the people of Quang Nam province, who suffered many consequences of war and natural disasters.
Binh wishes JVPF Saitama would continue to have more positive activities in Vietnam, especially assisting the transfer of Japan’s cultivation and animal husbandry technologies to Vietnam.
The VJFA pledged to support and promote opportunities for VJFA to strengthen cooperation more practical and between Vietnam and Japan, he added.
JVPF was established on October 30th, 1999 with the aim of boosting exchanges and mutual understanding between the two people.
The council has carried out many practical activities in Vietnam, including helping Thai Binh province build a centre for Agent Orange victims and organising charity concerts.
It has presented scholarships to Vietnamese students since 2009./.
Translated by Minh Chau