Vietnam, Japanese localities sign cooperation agreement hinh anh 1A view of Quy Nhon city of Binh Dinh province (Photo: VNA)

Binh Dinh (VNA) – Representatives of the south central province of Binh Dinh and the Japanese city of Izumisano signed an agreement to set up friendly and cooperative ties in Quy Nhon city on October 21.

Under the agreement, the two sides will strive for the development of exchange and cooperation in the fields of administrative work, culture, tourism, education and economy in the principle of equality and in line with Vietnamese and Japanese laws and international practices.

Chairman of the Binh Dinh provincial People’s Committee Ho Quoc Dung said the agreement is expected to pave the way for elevating the bilateral ties to a new high for the benefit of the people of the two localities as well as the countries.

Binh Dinh has set up cooperative ties with numerous Japan’s cities in recent years. The province now has 18 Japanese-invested projects with total capital of 100 million USD. Besides, Japanese language faculties have been established at many Binh Dinh-based high schools and universities, contributing to promoting cooperation in culture between Binh Dinh and Japanese localities.

Izumisano Mayor Chiyomatsu Hiroyasu highlighted the significance of the cooperation between the two localities while saying that his city has built up cooperative ties with eight cities around the world since it issued a statement on an ‘international city’ in 2017.

Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Umeda Kunio spoke of the friendship between Izumisano and Binh Dinh, while expressing his belief that the relations will create a breakthrough step on cooperation and investment in various fields between the two localities.

He hoped the cooperation agreement would promote more Japanese investors to come to Binh Dinh in the coming time.

Also the same day, a Japan-Binh Dinh Koi fish centre was inaugurated in My Chau commune, Phu My district. The centre is expected to supply the Vietnamese market with between 1,000 and 3,000 Koi fish each year./.