Japanese PM Suga Yoshihide waving to Hanoians.

Many people were surprised and excited to see the Japanese PM.

Earlier, following the official welcome ceremony on the morning of October 19, Japanese PM Suga Yoshihide was received by Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong. The visiting Japanese PM also held talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc and met with National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

Also yesterday, the Japanese PM visited President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, met students from the Vietnam-Japan University, and delivered a speech on Japan’s policy approach to ASEAN.

Vietnam is the first foreign destination of the Japanese PM since he took office one month ago.