At the reception (Photo: VNA)

The meeting was held a day after national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines delivered a batch of face masks from the Vietnamese Government to its Japanese counterpart.

As Chairman of the House’s Committee on Rules and Administration, Takagi conveyed an invitation from Speaker of the House of Representatives Oshima Tadamori to Chairwoman of Vietnam’s National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan to visit Japan, as well as his gratitude for relief aid of 20,000 face masks from the Vietnamese legislature.

Discussing the positive results in the fight against COVID-19, especially the Japanese Government's May 25 lifting of state of emergency, he expressed his hope that the two countries will further exchange experience to repel the dangerous disease and emphasised the role of enhanced international cooperation in research into a vaccine.

The Japanese lawmaker also highly valued the development of bilateral relations, particularly parliamentary cooperation, hoping that they will continue to thrive and gain fruitful results in the future.

For his part, the Vietnamese ambassador lauded Japan’s accomplishments in curbing the spread of COVID-19. The Vietnamese Government, NA, and people will always stand side by side with their Japanese friends at times of hardship, he affirmed.

He expressed his belief that the Vietnam-Japan strategic partnership will enjoy vigorous development in the time to come and vowed to spare no effort in fostering the friendship and effective cooperation./.

CPV/VNA