Prime Minister meets Japanese special advisor hinh anh 1Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (L) welcomes Tsutomo Takebe, special advisor to the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA)-Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung gave a reception in Hanoi on November 16 for special advisor to the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance Tsutomo Takebe who is on a working visit to Vietnam.

He hailed the special advisor’s Vietnam visit to attend the Japan Festival in Ho Chi Minh and accelerate the implementation of the Vietnam-Japan University (VJU).

The PM stressed the significance of the VJU project, a symbol of cooperation between the two countries, and expressed his thanks for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s attention and support to the project.

He spoke highly of the Japanese side’s preparations for the operation of project while affirming to continue instructing relevant Vietnamese agencies’ coordination in order to put the university into operation soon.

Special advisor Tsutomo Takebe informed his host of the university’s enrollment plan from next year, saying that the school will have faculties in full with 6,000 students by 2020

The Japanese Government pledged a funding of up to 20 billion JPY to ensure the university’s operation.

He briefed the host on the Japan festival with the participation of 220,000 festival goers and other events, thus increasing friendship, and mutual understanding and trust between the two peoples.
Also the same day, Politburo member To Huy Rua met with special advisor Tsutomo Takebe, who pledged to foster exchanges between Vietnamese and Japanese parliamentarians.

Tsutomo Takebe said Japanese parliamentarians have expressed their support to the Japan-Vietnam University (JVU) by setting up a group to discuss the launch of master courses in September 2016, and doctorate courses and other faculties beyond 2019.

He spoke highly of the comprehensive progress of bilateral ties and practical operation of the Vietnam-Japan and Japan-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians’ Groups.

Rua, who is also head of the Party Central Committee’s Organisation Commission and President of the Vietnam-Japan Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group, congratulated Japan on successfully hosting the Japan festival in Ho Chi Minh City from November 13-15.

Hailing the special advisor and agencies concerned for establishing the JVU, he believed that its construction will be completed soon in order to strengthen education-training ties between the two nations.-VNA