The Vietnamese Government will create favourable conditions for cooperation in economic trade, investment and tourism between Aichi prefecture and Vietnamese localities.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung made the statement while receiving Hideaki Omura, Governor of Japan’s prefecture of Aichi , in Hanoi on April 16.

Vietnam always wishes to further increase cooperation with Japan in all areas and joins hands with Japan to boost the sustainable, long-lasting strategic partnership, the PM affirmed.

Japan is one of Vietnam ’s largest direct investors and major trading partners, and has been the largest ODA provider to Vietnam for many years, he said.

According to Dung, the countries can further boost their economic cooperation if they fully tap all potential and advantages. In this spirit, the PM said he wants Aichi prefecture to work closely with Vietnamese ministries, agencies and localities in implementing cooperative activities, contributing to the Vietnam-Japan comprehensive cooperation.

Hideaki Omura said that many businesses from Aichi prefecture pay attention to investment in Vietnam , with more than 100 Aichi firms already investing here.

The Aichi Governor said he wants the Vietnamese Government to continue facilitating the business of Japanese companies, including those from Aichi prefecture.

He affirmed his commitment to continue taking measures to promote cooperation in education, health and tourism between Aichi prefecture and Vietnamese localities as well as creating favourable conditions for more Vietnamese students to study in Aichi.

The same day, a memorandum of understanding on training for doctors and nurses specialising in cancer treatment was signed between the Health Ministry and Aichi prefecture.
Under the MoU, every year a doctor and a nurse are invited to take part in a one-year training course in Japan . Vietnam will pay travel and daily costs for interns.

This is the first step for cooperation in health care between the Vietnamese Health Ministry and Aichi prefecture.-VNA