Vietnam, Japan work together in human resources development hinh anh 1The Vietnamese NA delegation meets the Japanese Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare. (Photo: VNA)

Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Thi Hai Chuyen attended a workshop on Vietnam’s economic development and human resources training during their visit to Japan from August 24-30.

Co-hosted by the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and IM Japan – an organisation for international human resources development, the event saw more than 700 Japanese businesses and diplomats, including MP Takebe Arata and Special Advisor to the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance Takebe Tsutomu.

Speaking at the event, the NA Vice Chairwoman said human resources development has been Vietnam’s top priority towards boasting a pool of skilled and disciplined workers as the country hopes to become a modern industrialised nation by 2020.

As such, Vietnam is keenly interested in cooperating in human resources training and development with Japan, one of the world’s leading industrial countries, she added.

Ngan highly appreciated IM Japan’s efforts to support Vietnam in fundraising for the implementation of a training project for impoverished youth and hoped for its continued cooperation with Vietnam in signed programmes.

Vietnam and Japan have been working together on dozens of human resources projects, including a programme where Vietnam sends orderlies to Japan for vocational training courses in accordance with the Vietnam-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (VJEPA), Minister Chuyen noted.

She said that Vietnam pays special attention to providing jobs for Vietnamese apprentices when they return home, particularly at Japan’s factories in Vietnam.

Vietnam has sent over 80,000 apprentices to work in Japan’s industrial, agricultural and fishery establishments since 1992.

During the visit, she also had a working session with Japanese Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Yasuhisa Shiozaki who hoped to foster the bilateral relationship with Vietnam.

During the MoLISA’s previous visit to Japan in July, the two sides inked a Memorandum of Understanding on collaboration in multiple fields.-VNA