Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City’s Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan (R) and Special Advisor of the Japan-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Alliance, Tsutomu Takebe (Source: VNA)
 
HCM City (VNA) – Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City’s Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan hosted a reception on July 3 for the Special Advisor of the Japan-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Alliance, Tsutomu Takebe, who affirmed Japan will support Vietnam in the fields it holds strength.

According to Takebe, Vietnam is in the process of developing high-tech agriculture, in which Japan holds substantial experience.

Japan is, therefore, willing to share its experience to support Vietnam in this field, he affirmed.

Regarding preparations for the Japan-Vietnam Festival 2019, the Japanese official said this is an important cultural event held annually between the two countries, expressing Japan’s hope for continued assistance from and close cooperation with Vietnam, and Ho Chi Minh City in particular, to make the event a success.

Affirming Japan’s role as one of Vietnam’s strategic partners, Nhan emphasised the two countries have cooperated effectively across numerous fields.

To boost relations with Japan, one of Vietnam’s biggest economic partners, Ho Chi Minh City has sent many delegations to the country to learn from its experience, especially that in economic development based on science technology and urban management.

Nhan expressed his hope that with its strength in high-tech agricultural development, Japan will continue to assist Vietnam, particularly Ho Chi Minh City.

He affirmed that the city will work with the Japanese side to successfully organise the festival next year. -VNA