President Tran Dai Quang welcomes Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono (L) The Vietnamese State leader showed his elation at the rapid, comprehensive and practical development of the Vietnam-Japan strategic partnership across diverse fields, especially in economics, trade, investment, agriculture, human resources training, cultural and people-to-people exchanges amid the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties. Quang extended his sympathy to the Japanese people over the great losses caused by a devastating earthquake in the northern prefecture of Hokkaido. The political trust between the countries has been consolidated through visits and meetings by senior leaders with the typical example of the Vietnam visit of the Japanese Emperor and Empress in 2017 and the state visit to Japan by the Vietnamese President and his wife in May. For his part, Japanese FM Kono said he is pleased to see the growing Vietnam-Japan partnership in all realms and pledged his best efforts to speed up the implementation of agreements signed by senior leaders, thereby helping to develop bilateral relations practically and effectively. Japan will support Vietnam’s sustainable development, which will Japanese FM Kono is on a visit to Vietnam to attend the World Economic Forum on ASEAN (WEF ASEAN) 2018 and co-chair the 10th session of the Vietnam-Japan Cooperation Committee.