President receives Japanese delegation from Gunma prefecture

State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on August 4 hosted a reception for Governor of Gunma prefecture of Japan Yamamoto Ichita who is on a working visit to Vietnam.
President receives Japanese delegation from Gunma prefecture
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc receives Governor of Gunma prefecture of Japan Yamamoto Ichita. (Photo: VNA)

During the meeting, the President spotlighted the strong and comprehensive development of the Vietnam – Japan extensive strategic partnership with high political trust, saying that regular high-level delegation exchanges, economic-investment-trade and defence cooperation and people-to-people exchanges between the two sides have been further promoted.

Japan continues to be among Vietnam's top economic partners, the biggest ODA provider, the third largest investor and the fourth trade partner of Vietnam, the President said, noting that cooperation in tourism, labour, human resources training, and local cooperation between the two countries have also been further strengthened.

Cooperation between Vietnam and Gunma prefecture, especially in economic, investment bond and people-to-people exchanges, have been being actively developed, he added.

President receives Japanese delegation from Gunma prefecture
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc takes a photo with the business delegation from Gunma. (Photo: VNA)

President Phuc spoke highly of the efforts by Governor Ichita in promoting relations with Vietnam over the past, particularly in organising Vietnamese festivals in Japanese localities and helping the Vietnamese community there overcome difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

He suggested businesses of Gunma pour more investment into Vietnam, especially in high-tech green agriculture, processing and manufacturing industries, supporting industry, digital technology and artificial intelligence.

The two sides should expand human resources cooperation, he said, calling on the Japanese localities to create favourable conditions for the Vietnamese community to live, work and study in the prefecture.

For his part, Governor Ichita said he will do his utmost to contribute to further promoting Vietnam-Japan relations, especially economic cooperation between Gunma and Vietnamese localities.

According to Ichita, business delegations from Gunma will visit Vietnam to seek investment opportunities in the Southeast Asian nation in the field of digital and information technology, and manufacturing technology.

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(Source: VNA)