Hanoi(VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on
August 14 expressed his delight at the development of the Vietnam–Japan
extensive strategic partnership in diverse areas, not only at central but
local level also.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Governor of
Japan’s Nagano prefecture Abe Shuichi (Photo: VNA)
During a reception in Hanoi for Governor of Japan’s
Nagano prefecture Abe Shuichi, PM Phuc further noted that the Vietnamese
community in Japan has counted over 330,000, becoming the third largest one
in the country.
He also showed his satisfaction at the signing of a
labour cooperation agreement between the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and
Social Affairs and Nagano prefecture earlier the same day.
Vietnam wants to work closely with Japan in
high-tech agriculture, he said, adding that the Vietnamese Government will
create favourable conditions for Japanese farm produce such as apple and
pear to enter the country,
The PM suggested that Nagano encourage its firms to
invest in Vietnam in fields of their strength such as agriculture,
electronic machinery, information and manufacturing equipment, and receive
more Vietnamese practitioners.
Abe, for his part, said Nagano signed cooperation
deals with several Vietnamese ministries and agencies in 2016, thus
reinforcing bilateral links.
He added that the prefecture wants to welcome more
Vietnamese practitioners and pledges to provide them with all possible
There are about 3,400 Vietnamese practitioners in
Nagano at present and the prefecture needs to receive more young Vietnamese
ones in the fields of nursing and tourism, thereby making further
contributions to bilateral ties.
The guest said Nagano is strong in tourism,
high-tech farm produce, processed food, traditional wines and apple, and
looks to partner with Vietnam in such fields, adding the prefecture will do
its best to further push forward bilateral ties.-VNA.