PM wants stronger ties between localities of Vietnam, Japan hinh anh 1Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) receives governor of Ibaraki, Masaru Hashimoto (Photo: VNA)
Tokyo (VNA) - The Vietnamese Government attaches great importance to increasing ties between localities of Vietnam and Japan, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told the governor of Ibaraki, Masaru Hashimoto, in Tokyo on June 4.

The Vietnamese PM received the chief of the Japanese prefecture during his ongoing official visit to Japan to attend the 23rd International Conference on the Future of Asia.

Phuc expressed his satisfaction at the growing collaboration between Vietnamese localities and Ibaraki, especially in the fields of agriculture and processing industry.

He praised Ibaraki’s strengths in agriculture, science-technology, and education, and urged the prefecture to continue encouraging its businesses to invest in Vietnam, as well as share experience, transfer high technologies, and support Vietnam’s efforts to modernise and industrialise its agricultural sector.

The PM also proposed the Japanese prefecture receive more Vietnamese workers and train human resources while coordinating with Vietnamese localities to host activities in celebration of the 45th founding anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties and 50 years of establishment of Japan-Vietnam Friendship Association in Ibaraki in 2018.

Hashimoto said Ibaraki authorities and entrepreneurs want to step up multi-faceted investment cooperation with Vietnamese localities, and receive more high-quality workers to work in the prefecture.

He urged the two sides to enhance collaboration on the ground of implementing effectively their cooperation plans.

The same day, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc received Tadashi Maeda, CEO/Exec Managing Director of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), and Tsuyoshi Yaguchi, Chairman of the Committee on Security under the Japanese House of Representatives.

The JBIC executive said the bank wants to further assist Vietnam with infrastructure development and implementation of financial services for development. 

Yaguchi hoped the two countries will push ahead with economic cooperation and increase the role of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum to boost free trade.

The PM pledged to create all favourable conditions for Japanese banking-finance organizations to make investment in Vietnam.-VNA