Vietnam attaches great importance to promoting cooperation between localities with Japan

Thursday, 04/08/2022 23:40
On August 3, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh received Governor of Gunma Prefecture Yamamoto Ichita who is visiting Vietnam.
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Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh receives Governor of Gunma Prefecture Yamamoto Ichita (4th from left). (Photo: VGP) 

The Permanent Deputy Prime Minister expressed his pleasure to see Governor Yamamoto Ichita again less than three months after the meeting in Tokyo; highly praised the fact that Yamamoto Ichita is one of the first local leaders of Japan to visit Vietnam since 2020, marking the start of an exciting exchange of local delegations between the two countries in the post-COVID-19 period.

He said that the extensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and Japan has developed strongly, comprehensively and substantively in recent years, including the relationship between localities of the two countries.

Gunma Prefecture is one of the Japanese localities that has the closest exchange and cooperation relations with Vietnam in all fields of economy, culture, education and training, labor and tourism.

Especially in the field of education, at the proposal of Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh at the meeting in May, Gunma Prefecture signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Diplomatic Academy during this visit to Vietnam by Governor Yamamoto Ichita.

Affirming that Vietnam attaches great importance to enhancing cooperation between localities of the two countries, the Deputy Prime Minister suggested that the authority of Gunma Prefecture and Governor Yamamoto Ichita continue to pay attention to promoting delegation exchanges, cultural exchanges and people-to-people exchanges on the occasion of the two countries' 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations in 2023; encourage enterprises of the prefecture to invest more in Vietnam in the fields that Vietnam has needs and Gunma Prefecture has strengths; strengthen cooperation in human resources, expand the reception of trainees and Vietnamese workers on the basis of agreements signed with ministries and branches of Vietnam.

The Permanent Deputy Prime Minister also suggested that Gunma Prefecture create favorable conditions for the community of nearly 10,000 Vietnamese people living and studying in the prefecture.

On this occasion, he once again expressed his condolences and conveyed his deep condolences to the Government, the Liberal Democratic Party and the family of the late Prime Minister Abe Shinzo.

Governor Yamamoto Ichita expressed his appreciation for the love of the Vietnamese leaders and people after the death of the late Prime Minister Abe Shinzo.

Mr. Yamamoto Ichita affirmed that Gunma Prefecture attaches importance to relations with Vietnam, so after meeting with the Vietnamese Permanent Deputy Prime Minister in Tokyo, Governor Yamamoto Ichita quickly decided to visit Vietnam with many activities in Hanoi and Da Nang.

Gunma Prefecture, home of four Japanese Prime Ministers, has a population of 2 million, with a GDP of about USD81 billion in 2021, with strengths in the manufacturing industry of transport equipment, components, food, chemicals and plastics./.

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