VGP – PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception for
President of the East Asian Community Institute of Japan Hatoyama Yukio on
November 12 in Ha Noi.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and President of the East Asian
Community Institute of Japan Hatoyama Yukio, Ha Noi, November 12, 2019 - Photo:
PM Phuc took the occasion to thank the positive
contribution of Mr. Hatoyama, who is the former Japanese PM and former
chairman of the Japan-Viet Nam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance to the
bilateral ties. Specifically, the guest leader attended many forums and
workshops on Viet Nam’s technology development, organized charity programs
presenting wheelchairs to people with disabilities in Viet Nam.
The Vietnamese PM stressed that the Viet Nam-Japan
strategic partnership is developing strongly across the fields, particularly
economic, trade and investment cooperation.
He praised Mr. Hatoyama for numerous initiatives
which served to boost the bilateral ties in various areas such as manpower
training and infrastructure construction. The host leader was convinced that
the guest leader would make positive contribution to nurturing the bilateral
In reply, Hatoyama expressed his pleasure at the
robust cooperation between the two countries. He also showed interest in the
building of infrastructure in the form of public-private partnership (PPP)
which is being discussed by the Vietnamese National Assembly.
So far, Japan is the largest provider of ODA for
Viet Nam and the second largest foreign investor in the country, as well as
the fourth largest trade partner. Over 1.2 million Vietnamese and Japanese
people visited each other. The Vietnamese community in Japan has numbered
more than 370,000, becoming the third biggest foreign community in Japan./.