Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Chairman of the Japanese Communist Party Kazuo Ishii (Photo: baochinhphu.vn)
  
Tokyo (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted receptions for Chairman of the Japanese Communist Party Kazuo Ishii, President of the New Komeito Party Natsuo Yamaguchi, and President of the Democratic Party Murata Renho in Tokyo on June 6.

The PM informed them about the recent developments of extensive strategic partnership between the two nations and hoped that the parties would continue supporting the Japanese government in promoting ties with Vietnam.

The host party leaders congratulated Vietnam on its achievements under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam over the past years and wished to continue developing all-around cooperation with Vietnam for the benefit of the two peoples, and for peace, stability and development in the region and the world.

Meeting President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Shinichi Kitakao in the afternoon the same day, Phuc thanked JICA for its support over the past 25 years, and suggested JICA continue its provision of official development assistance (ODA) for Vietnam to develop large-scale infrastructure projects, launch six industries’ action plans under the country’s industrialisation strategy, and train human resources for the industrial sector.
 
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and JICA President Shinichi Kitaoka (Photo: baochinhphu.vn)
 
The Vietnamese leader also met President of the Japan-Mekong Parliamentary Friendship Association Ryu Shionoya and Chairman of Canon Inc. Mitarai Fijio.

In a conversation with Governor of Aichi prefecture Hideaki Omura, the PM expressed his satisfaction with the amity between Vietnamese localities and Aichi prefecture, with nearly 150 Aichi firms investing in Vietnam, accounting for 20 percent of the total number of Japanese enterprises in the country, and over 13,000 Vietnamese living and working in Aichi.

He asked the governor to boost Aichi businesses’ investment in Vietnam in automobiles, support industry, agriculture, reception of Vietnamese apprentices, people-to-people and cultural exchanges, especially on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties in 2018.

Talking with Governor of Kanagawa prefecture Kuroiwa Yuji, Phuc hailed the governor’s initiative to hold the Vietnam festival in the locality and establish the Kanagawa industrial park in the northern province of Hung Yen.

The leader proposed Kanagawa continue bolstering locality-to-locality cooperation and offering support in wastewater treatment and environment protection.

The two governors said Aichi and Kanagawa businesses are keen on doing business in Vietnam, ready to assist the country in fields of strengths. The prefectures wish to welcome high-quality Vietnamese workers, they said.-VNA