Cooperation programmes in human resources development between Vietnam and Japan have proved to be effective, contributing to Vietnam’s socio-economic development.

Minister of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs Pham Thi Hai Chuyen made the remarks at a workshop on promoting investment in Vietnam and recruitment of Vietnamese apprentices held in Tokyo on October 18.

The minister highlighted a joint programmes between her ministry and Japan’s international human resources development organisation (IM Japan) which has helped bring 1,232 Vietnamese to Japan for industrial technical training.

The two countries have also inked an agreements on sending Vietnamese nurses and orderlies to work in Japan under the Vietnam-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement and another on training poor Vietnamese youth to meet Japanese enterprises’ recruitment requirements.

IM Japan Chairman Kyoei Yanagisawa said the workshop is an opportunity for Japanese businesses to have an insight into Vietnam’s potential human resource market and promote cooperation in the field between the two countries.

The workshop drew representatives from 244 Japanese businesses, 70 percent of which are considering investment in Vietnam and 10 percent are interested in receiving Vietnamese apprentices.-VNA