The Hanoitimes - On the afternoon of December 12, Embassy of Vietnam in Japan solemnly celebrated to award an honorary citizen of Hanoi for the former Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Tomiichi Murayama, and special ambassador to Vietnam-Japan / Japan-Vietnam, Mr. Sugi Ryotaro.
This is a gesture of the People's Committee of Hanoi to acknowledge the contributions of former Prime Minister Murayama and special ambassador Ryotaro for the development of the capital for years.
The consideration awarded honors in the People's Committee of Hanoi made to the foreign citizen contributions represented, standing for the construction and development of Hanoi; expanding, enhancing friendship and international cooperation for the purpose of peace, development and social progress. This is one of the major activities to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Hanoi Liberation Day (October 10, 1954 - 2014) jubilantly held in Hanoi.
Moved by the recognized contribution of the People's Committee of Hanoi, former Japanese Prime Minister Murayama Tomiichi expressed honored to receive these honors and thanks to related departments and individuals organizing solemn ceremony.
Awarded the title of Hanoi's honorary citizen for former Prime Minister Murayama Tomiichi
Former Prime Minister Murayama recalled the first anniversary of his arrival in Hanoi to start the inextricably linked and intimacy between the two countries. The former Prime Minister said he would continue to contribute more to the development of Hanoi and wishes Hanoi in particular and Vietnam will achieve outstanding achievements in the future.
The second honorary citizen, Mr. Sugi Ryotaro is also recorded with many contributions to the relationship between the two countries through cultural exchange activities and charitable activities.
Mr.Sugi Ryotaro - special ambassador to Vietnam-Japan / Japan-Vietnam, said that Hanoi awarded honorary citizenship like a word of encouragement that he needs to continue to do more to contribute to the relationship of the two countries.
He said that a lot of Japanese people want to live in Hanoi than in Japan and the more they live in Vietnam, the more they fall in love with this country. He stressed: "25 years ago, we've opened a choir at the Hanoi Opera desiring for the development of Hanoi, Japan and Vietnam. So far, I noticed that my dreams are fulfilled. My heart is filled with happiness. "
Awarded the title of Hanoi's honorary citizen for special ambassador Sugi Ryotaro
Numerous officers, employees of Vietnam Embassy and leaders of Hanoi, the organization representing the friendship of the two countries attended the ceremony and toasting two new honorary citizens of the Capital and wish our relationshipto better grows.
By Nguyen Ngan