Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received President
of the East Asian Community Institute of Japan Hatoyama Yukio, who is former
Prime Minister of Japan and former chairman of the Japan-Vietnam Friendship
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and President of the
East Asian Community Institute of Japan Hatoyama Yukio (Photo: VNA)
PM Phuc took the occasion to thank Hatoyama for his
contribution to promoting Vietnam-Japan ties. The former Japanese PM paid
great attention to developing the relationship between the two countries in
all aspects. He attended many forums and workshops on Vietnam’s technology
development, organized charity programmes presenting wheelchairs to people
with disabilities in Vietnam.
The Vietnamese PM underlined that the Vietnam-Japan
strategic partnership is developing strongly across the fields, particularly
economic, trade and investment cooperation.
Hatoyama expressed his joy at the robust cooperation
between the two countries, and showed interest in the building of
infrastructure in the form of public-private partnership (PPP) which is
being discussed by the Vietnamese National Assembly.
He also suggested the two countries increase
cooperation in human resources.
Japan is the largest provider of ODA for Vietnam and
the second largest foreign investor in the country, as well as the fourth
largest trade partner. The Vietnamese community in Japan has numbered more
than 370,000, becoming the third biggest foreign community in Japan./.