April 18, 2017 | 22:05 (GMT+7)
Japanese Emperor, Empress host tea party following Vietnam visit
Japanese Emperor and Empress hosted a tea party at the Imperial Palace, Tokyo, on April 17 to celebrate the success of their Vietnam visit from February 28 to March 5.
Japanese Emperor and Empress during their visit to the Temple of Literature of Vietnam. Photo: Vietnam+
Attending the event were Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, ministers, Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Nguyen Quoc Cuong and his spouse.
Emperor Akihito thanked the Vietnamese leaders and people for their warm and hospitable welcome during the visit, and hoped that it would further strengthen ties between Vietnam and Japan.
Talking with Ambassador Cuong, the royal couple said they were touched by sincere sentiment that the Vietnamese leaders and people gave to them during the first historic visit, saying that they will keep images of a beautiful and hospitable Vietnam in memory forever.
Cuong conveyed Vietnamese Party and State leaders’ regards for the Emperor and Empress.
He affirmed that the visit is a specially-important milestone in the development of Vietnam-Japan ties.