Overview of the talks (Source: dangcongsan.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) and the Japan National Confederation of Trade Unions (Zenroren) are strengthening cooperation, thus contributing to driving the relations between the two countries forward.

President of the VGCL Dang Ngoc Tung and Zenroren Chairman Yohikazu Odagawa discussed cooperation orientation and potential between Vietnamese and Japanese trade unions during their talks in Hanoi on November 30.

Tung said the two organisations have actively worked to protect the legitimate rights and interests of workers.

He added that he hopes the two trade unions will further cooperative ties for information and experience exchanges as well as better protection of employees.

This is significant in the context of globalisation, especially when the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is implemented, he said.

Yohikazu Odagawa expressed his belief that his visit to Vietnam will help tighten traditional friendship, solidarity and cooperation between the two trade unions, and thus reinforcing the Vietnam-Japan relations.

He said he hopes trade unionists will increase professional exchanges and mutual support at regional and international forums.-VNA