More cherry blossom trees planted in Hanoi park

As many as 110 cherry blossom trees – a symbol of Japan – were planted at the Hoa Binh (Peace) Park in Hanoi on March 16, marking the 10th anniversary of a project presenting Sakura cherry trees to Vietnam initiated by the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Association in Japan’s Chukyo region.
At the tree-planting ceremony (Photo: VNA)
At the tree-planting ceremony (Photo: VNA)

The event, held by the Hanoi Union of Friendship Organisations (HUFO), celebrated the 50th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Japan.

In her remarks, Permanent Vice President of the HUFO Tran Thi Phuong noted that the Vietnam-Japan relations have been developing rapidly across spheres since the establishment of the diplomatic ties, and have been growing more substantive and intensive.

The political, economic and cultural ties as well as people-to-people exchanges have been expanded and advanced, she said, calling the tree planting event a hallmark contributing to consolidating the bilateral relations.

Maeda Toshimichi, President of the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Association in the Chukyo region, said during the 10-year implementation of the project, the Japanese side has received the warm response and support from Vietnamese partners.

After Hanoi, the project will be rolled out in the northern provinces of Bac Ninh and Bac Giang, he said.