Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan welcomes Japan’s Crown Prince, Crown Princess in Hanoi
|On the morning of September 21, at the Presidential Palace, Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan chaired a ceremony to welcome Japanese Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko on an official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of the Socialist Republic. Vietnam. (Photo: WVR/Anh Son)|
|Sáng ngày 21/9, tại Phủ Chủ tịch, Phó Chủ tịch nước Võ Thị Ánh Xuân đã chủ trì lễ đón Hoàng Thái tử Nhật Bản Akishino và Công nương Kiko thăm chính thức Việt Nam theo lời mời của Nhà nước Cộng hòa xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam. (Ảnh: Anh Sơn)|
She thanked the Imperial House, Government and people of Japan for providing support for Vietnam's national construction and socio-economic development, as well as the care they give to nearly 500,000 Vietnamese in Japan.
The Vice President reiterated the wish to further elevate the bilateral friendship and cooperation in line with the aspirations and interests of the two nations’ people.
|Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan and Crown Prince Akishino. (Photo: WVR/Anh Son).|
She shared the understanding on the importance of educational, cultural and local cooperation to promoting exchanges and understanding between the people of both countries, and expressed a hope that Japan will continue supporting Vietnam's socio-economic development, propelling cooperation across the board, and expanding into such new areas as digital transformation, green growth, energy and food security.
Crown Prince Akishino stressed that Vietnam is a close and reliable partner of Japan.
|Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan and Crown Prince Akishino at the meeting. (Photo: WVR/Anh Son).|
Hailing the Vietnamese community’s contributions to Japan’s socio-economic development, he said he hopes to see more Japanese people study the Vietnamese language.
According to him, more cultural exchange festivals in both countries enable their people to raise understanding and close relationships. He reaffirmed his commitment to continue working towards fostering the friendly cooperation between the two countries in the coming time.
|Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan and Japan's Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko at a group photo. (Photo: WVR/Anh Son)|
Crown Princess Kiko, for her part, wished to step up collaboration and share experience with Vietnam in tuberculosis prevention and control, women's exchanges, education and health care.
|Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan, Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko visit the President Ho Chi Minh relic site (Photo: WVR/Anh Son)|
Vice President Xuan took the occasion to convey her regards to Emperor Naruhito and the Empress, Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko, and all members of the Japanese royal family.
|Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan, Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko at the fish pond of the President Ho Chi Minh relic site (Photo: WVR/Anh Son)|
Following the meeting, the Vice President hosted a banquet in honour of the Japanese Imperial guests.