Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Nguyen Quoc Cuong (C) visits a farm in Kawakami village (Source: VNA)
Tokyo (VNA) – Kawakami village in Japan’s Nagano prefecture, a leading hi-tech agricultural model, wishes to boost cooperation with Vietnam in agriculture, Head of the village Fujihara Tadahiko told Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Nguyen Quoc Cuong.

In a working session with Ambassador Cuong on his working visit to Kawakami on June 27-28, Tadahiko stressed that the local authorities hope to receive more Vietnamese agricultural trainees and students, who are interested in working at and gaining more intensive knowledge of agriculture.

Greeting the ambassador, almost all outstanding farmers of the village highly valued the quality of Vietnamese human resources, expressing their hope that the two countries’ Governments will continue creating favourable conditions for Vietnamese agricultural trainees and students to pursue studies in the village in the future.

The Vietnamese diplomat showed his impression on Kawakami’s development over last decades as it has developed into a leading hi-tech agricultural centre of Japan, with annual turnover hitting 24 billion JPY (233.8 million USD).

He pledged to work closely with the local authorities to promote cooperation between Kawakami and Vietnam’s localities, enterprises and education establishments, not only in the exchange of trainees and students, but also in technology transfer, and experience sharing in producing, preserving and marketing farm products.

He said he is determined to bring Kawakami’s specific agricultural model to some Vietnamese localities as soon as possible.

During his tour, Ambassador Cuong visited a number of farms and breeding centres, medical stations and educational centres in the village.-VNA