Deputy PM welcomes Governor of Japan’s Gunma Prefecture hinh anh 1Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh (R) and Governor of Gunma Prefecture Ichita Yamamoto (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh received a delegation from Japan’s Gunma Prefecture led by Governor Ichita Yamamoto in Hanoi on November 5.

At the reception,  Deputy PM Minh stressed that Vietnam treasures the ties with Japan which is a reliable, important and long-term partner and shares many strategic interests with Vietnam. He said Vietnam supports Japan’s international role in the region and the world.  

Minh took the occasion to appreciate Japan’s support of Vietnam’s stance on the East Sea issue.

He asked Gunma prefecture to receive more Vietnamese trainees and workers, and encourage Gunma-based companies to invest in Vietnam. There are more than 4,000 Vietnamese trainees working in Gunma at present, while 12 companies from the Japanese prefecture are running investment projects in Vietnam.

Governor Yamamoto affirmed that he will continue to work to facilitate the reception of Vietnamese trainees.

He stressed that the foreigner community in general and the Vietnamese community in particular have become an important part in Gunma’s socio-economic development.

He also pledged to encourage local firms to invest in Vietnam./.