|President Vo Van Thuong (R) and Japan’s Crown Prince Akishino, Hanoi, September 22, 2023. (Photo: VNA)
Mr. Thuong expressed his belief that the visit by the Crown Prince and the Crown Princess will significantly contribute to enhancing understanding between people of the two countries, and creating a firm foundation for the bilateral friendship and cooperation to grow further in the future.
The President noted that Vietnam always considers Japan a good friend who accompanies and supports Vietnam’s national development.
He said Vietnam is the first country in the world to officially teach Japanese at primary and middle schools.
The guests conveyed the message from Emperor Naruhito and the Empress to President Thuong and his spouse.
Crown Prince Akishino stressed that similarities in culture and mutual respect have created a firm friendship foundation of the two countries to elevate bilateral ties.
President Thuong and his spouse asked the guests to convey their invitation to the Emperor and the Empress to visit Vietnam at an early date.