Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan (R) met with Saitama Governor Kiyoshi Ueda on October 31 (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City is ready to cooperate with Japan’s Saitama prefecture in manpower training, Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan said on October 31.

While receiving a business delegation of Saitama prefecture led by its Governor Kiyoshi Ueda, Nhan said Japan is a strategic partner of Vietnam and HCM City, adding that the city supports the establishment of a representative office of Saitama’s administration here in order to enhance bilateral connectivity and bring benefits to both sides.

HCM City has paid due attention to personnel training, particularly in hi-tech industries, and it wants to coordinate with Saitama to train manpower in the fields of mechanics, automation and nursing in accordance with demands of Saitama businesses, he noted.

The successful cooperation in human resource development with Saitama will not only meet the needs of Japanese companies but also provide HCM City with high-quality manpower for future development.

Kiyoshi Ueda said the prefecture has economic potentials and is the location of the headquarters of many major Japanese businesses.

Saitama’s administration and companies want to intensify partnerships with HCM City for the sake of both sides’ enterprises and people, he said.

Ueda asked the municipal authorities to create favourable conditions for Saitama to open a representative office to support joint activities between the two sides’ administrations and businesses.

The governor also hoped that HCM City will assist Saitama firms to carry out cooperation activities, especially in manpower training, through sending local apprentices to Japan and recruiting Vietnamese students in Japan to Saitama firms.-VNA