NA Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Osawa Masaaki (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam always welcomes close links between Vietnamese and Japanese localities in all fields, NA Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan remarked.

During her reception for a visiting delegation from Japan’s Gunma prefecture led by Governor Osawa Masaaki in Hanoi on February 17, Ngan said the NA will continue facilitating the trade and investment of Gunma’s businesses in Vietnam.

She hoped the visit will promote cooperation between Gunma and Vietnam, especially in tourism, and parliamentarian and people-to-people exchange.

The NA Vice Chairwoman also thanked Gunma’s authorities and people for their support given to nearly 3,000 Vietnamese national living there, expressing her hope that the Japanese prefecture will continue to receive more Vietnamese technical trainees to work in the locality.

Governor Osawa Masaaki said Gunma is the centre of many small and medium sized enterprises operating in supporting industry, which is an industry promoted in Vietnam.

Informing the host of the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on economic cooperation between the prefecture and the Vietnamese Ministry of Planning and Investment, the guest stressed that this will pave the way for strengthening ties in investment, business, technology and human resources between Gunma and Vietnam.

The NA Vice Chairwoman expressed her belief that the MoU will help further deepen the strategic partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia between Vietnam and Japan.-VNA