VN-Japan Special ambassador’s term extended
16:40 | 07/09/2018

VGP – Viet Nam-Japan Special Ambassador Ryotaro Sugi on September 6 was handed over a decision on the extension of his term, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

On the day, Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung received Ryotaro Sugi.

At the reception, Mr. Trung lauded practical contributions by the man to developing cooperation and friendship between Viet Nam and Japan over the past nearly 30 years, and expressed his hope that Sugi will contribute more to the bilateral extensive strategic partnership. 

In turn, Ryotaro Sugi pledged to do his utmost to help enhance the friendship between the two countries, especially in culture, arts and people-to-people exchange. 

Mr. Sugi was appointed as Viet Nam-Japan special friendship ambassador between May 22, 2007 and December 31, 2008. His term as the special friendship ambassador was extended in December 2008.  

On October 15, 2009, his position was officially renamed Viet Nam-Japan Special Ambassador, and his term has been extended for six times. 

Ryotaro Sugi is Japan’s first Japan-Viet Nam Special Ambassador, and also the first Japanese appointed by the Vietnamese Government as Viet Nam-Japan Special Ambassador.

Sugi will continue to work as Viet Nam-Japan Special Ambassador until March 31, 2020. 

                                                                                                                     By Hoang Ha

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