11:21 | 02/09/2016 Events
The Vietnamese Embassy in Japan held a ceremony on August 31 to celebrate the 71st anniversary of Vietnam’s National Day (September 2).
At the celebration to mark Vietnam's National Day (Photo:VNA)
Nearly 400 senior governmental officials, parliamentarians, diplomats, ASEAN ambassadors and businessmen attended the event.
Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Nguyen Quoc Cuong highlighted the country’s accomplishments over the last 70 years, adding that the country would push ahead with its economic reforms and international integration.
He underlined the role played by Japan in Vietnam’s reforms, noting that Japan was one of the first countries in the Group of Seven (G7) to establish a strategic partnership with Vietnam in 2009.
It was also among the first G7 nations to recognise Vietnam as a market economy, and is the biggest official development assistance provider and second-largest investor in Vietnam.
Currently, close to 50,000 Vietnamese students are studying in Japan, while nearly 70,000 are working there.
Secretary General of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party Nikai Toshihiro affirmed that Vietnam and Japan have attained remarkable economic achievements and expressed his hope that bilateral relations would grow stronger./.