Osaka called to further cooperation with Vietnam hinh anh 1 Secretary of the Party Central Committee Pham Minh Chinh (L) and Osaka's Governor Ichiro Matsui (Source: VNA)
Tokyo (VNA) – Politburo member and Secretary of the Party Central Committee Pham Minh Chinh has suggested authorities of Japan’s Osaka prefecture further expand cooperation with localities, and key economic zones of Vietnam in the coming time.

At meetings with Osaka's Governor Ichiro Matsui and President of the Osaka Prefectural  People’s Council Imai Otaka on November 29 as part of his ongoing working visit to Japan, the Vietnamese official proposed stronger links between the Japanese locality and Vietnam in social security, especially in the latter's disadvantaged and remote areas.

Chinh, who is also Head of the Party Central Committee’s Organisation Commission, appreciated recent fruitful cooperation between Japan and Vietnam, expressing his hope that Japan and Osaka will continue working closely and effectively with Vietnam in the time ahead.

He briefed the hosts on Vietnam’s socio-economic development and administrative reform, and thanked Osaka’s authorities for their support and assistance  to facilitate overseas Vietnamese living and working in the locality.

He said he hopes the Japanese locality’s leaders will exert effort to further foster people-to-people exchange with Vietnamese localities and help train Vietnamese civil servants in authority management.

Osaka’s leaders highlighted effective cooperation in all fields between the prefecture and Vietnam in recent time, especially the exchange of visits, links in investment, trade and tourism, education-training.

They said Osaka and Vietnam boast great potential to foster cooperation in economy, investment, trade and tourism, asking the two sides to pay special attention to further pushing links in these fields in the future.

During his stay in Osaka, Chinh had working sessions with representatives from the Asia Pacific Institute of Research and the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Association in Kansai region, the Japan External Trade Organisation in Osaka, and the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He also met with representatives of the Vietnamese Consulate General and the Vietnamese community in Osaka.

The Vietnamese official will continue his trip to Tokyo on November 30-December 4.-VNA