Japan has shared its knowledge of running local governmental organisations at a two-day workshop held on August 22 by the National Assembly and the Japan International Cooperation Agency in Hanoi.

Vietnam has faced difficulties stemming from the fact that governmental representation at ward, commune, district and provincial levels often has overlapping responsibilities, stated National Assembly Office deputy head Nguyen Si Dung at the workshop.

The country is trying its best to reform the running of these bodies and lessons learned from Japan about their model will be invaluable, he added.

During the workshop, Japanese experts, including leaders from Maniwa City in central Okayama Prefecture and district leaders from Kyoto city, exchanged their experience in organising local government and decentralising administration and management in Japan.

The event was attended by members of the Committee for the 1992 Constitution Revision Draft and National Assembly deputies.-VNA