HÀ NỘI Vice President Võ Thị Ánh Xuân hailed the ongoing working trip by President of Japan's Kyodo News Toru Mizutani on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Việt Nam-Japan diplomatic ties, during a reception in Hà nội on August 3. Japan is now the biggest ODA donor, the third largest investor, the third biggest tourism partner and the fourth largest trade partner of Việt Nam. Mizutani described the VNA as the most long-standing and closest partner of Kyodo News. On the occasion, leaders of the two news agencies signed a professional cooperation agreement. Accordingly, the VNA will provide Kyodo News with free access to news in Vietnamese and English, and photo captions in English.