Vietnam, Japan promote human resource cooperation

Thursday, 30/06/2022 16:37
The number of Vietnamese workers living and working in Japan is about 500,000 people. In 2019, Vietnam brought a record number of 149,000 workers to Japan. In the first 6 months of 2022, Japan received 50,000 Vietnamese trainees.
At the meeting (Photo: TDO) 

The figures were released by Vietnamese Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung during a meeting with Japanese Justice Minister Furukawa Yoshihisa on June 29.

At the meeting, the two sides affirmed that the Vietnam - Japan relationship has been long established and includes close cooperation in human resources. Minister Furukawa Yoshihisa said that the year 2023 is a very special time with the event marking the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Vietnam. “Therefore, in 2023, we expect the two sides to have many important activities to celebrate the big event," he said.

Also in the series of activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Japan's relations with Vietnam and Japan - ASEAN, in July 2022, the Japanese Ministry of Justice plans to hold a conference of Japan-ASEAN justice ministers.

According to Minister Furukawa Yoshihisa, Vietnamese workers in Japan are highly appreciated by many businesses for their diligence, hard work and eagerness to learn. Many workers also left a good impression, helping Japanese people better understand the Vietnamese community of workers

Appreciating and expressing respect for the human resource cooperation relationship between the two countries, Japanese Minister of Justice Furukawa Yoshihisa acknowledged the contribution of Vietnamese workers to Japan's socio-economic development.

“Among hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese people living and working in Japan, about 200,000 are trainees and workers. With such a small number, the contribution of Vietnamese workers to Japan's socio-economic development is relatively high," said Minister Furukawa Yoshihisa.

The Japanese Minister confirmed that the results marked the precious assistance from the Vietnamese and Japanese Governments.

Minister Furukawa Yoshihisa emphasized that the human factor is extremely important in cooperation in general and human resource cooperation in particular, adding he hoped to continue receiving cooperation from the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and the Vietnamese people in strengthening cooperation between the two countries./.

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