Japan ’s Fukuroi city will continue strengthening cooperation with schools which study Japanese in Hue City .
Katsumi Nagata, Chairman of Fukuroi city council, made this statement when he led a delegation to visit the central province from Apr. 18-20.

At the reception, the two sides discussed necessary issues to open the new and long-term period of cooperation between the two cities, especially in fields of culture and training.

They promised to have specific cooperative agreements in place by 2013 to mark the 40 th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam-Japan diplomatic ties.

On this occasion, the delegation also visited the memorial site dedicated to Phan Boi Chau – the initiator of Vietnam’s Dong Du (Visit the East) movement, which enabled hundreds of Vietnamese students to go to study in Japan in hope that they could help reform the country at their return.-VNA