Minister of Education and Training Pham Vu Luan and Ambassador of Japan Yasuaki Tanizakia on July 18 signed a diplomatic note on a Japanese Government funded project on human resources development in the 2013-2014 fiscal year and subsequent periods.

Minister Luan said at the signing ceremony in Hanoi that under the project, which started in 2000, 364 Vietnamese students have been sent to Japan at a cost of five billion JPY. This August, another 30 students will be sent to Japan for the 2013-2014 school year.

The Minister expressed his hope that the project will continue to be extended in the following years and the two countries will further cooperate in other ventures in the future.

For his part, Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Yasuaki Tanizakia said it is one of Japan’s important projects, which aims to produce high-quality human resources for Vietnam in infrastructure improvement and administrative management.

On this occasion, Head of the International Cooperation Department under the Ministry of Education and Training Tran Ba Viet Dung and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Country Representative Mori Mutsuya signed an agreement on a 300 million JPY aid package for Vietnam.-VNA