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MOFA welcomes visit by Japan LDP delegation

The visit by a delegation from Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party is welcomed by the government and people of Taiwan, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs April 26.
Led by Takako Suzuki, member of the House of Representatives and director of the LDP’s Youth Division, the group comprises Kazuhiro Fujii and Rio Tomonoh, members of the House of Councillors; Sakon Yamamoto and Shumpei Kaneko, of the lower house; and Masahiro Aso, head of the Taiwan-Japan friendship group of Tokyo-based Junior Chamber International Japan.
During their stay, which extends from April 29 through May 3, the delegates will meet with President Tsai Ing-wen and Vice President Lai Ching-te, and call on Legislative Yuan President Daniel K.Y. Han, Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu, Taiwan-Japan Relations Association Chair Su Jia-chyuan, Taipei City Mayor Chiang Wan-an and Tainan City Mayor Huang Wei-che, the MOFA said.
They will also speak with Taipei-headquartered China Youth Corps and the Third Wednesday Club’s Young Entrepreneur Group, as well as pay their respects to the late President Lee Teng-hui at his tomb in New Taipei City, the ministry added.
According to the MOFA, the LDP’s Youth Division has long played a key role in interactions between Taiwan and Japan, with members visiting regularly to exchange views on the bilateral relationship. The division also cultivates future Japanese leaders, including incumbent Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, as well as predecessors Shinzo Abe and Taro Aso, the ministry added.
Taiwan and Japan are important partners, the MOFA said, adding that the current visit demonstrates their solid friendship and will further deepen bilateral cooperation across the board. (YCH-E)
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