Updated  
March, 05 2014 08:52:00

VN hopes for increased ties with Japan

National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan meets visiting Japanese Senator Professor Keizo Takemi in Ha Noi yesterday.— VNA/VNS Photo Doan Tan

HA NOI (VNS)— Viet Nam wished to strengthen co-operation with Japan to perfect its market economy and develop high-quality human resources and infrastructure.

National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan made the remark at a reception for visiting Japanese Senator Professor Keizo Takemi in Ha Noi yesterday.

Appreciating Takemi's contributions to the two countries' co-operation, Ngan asked for Japan to continue its support for Viet Nam in official development assistance (ODA) projects, specifically in the medical sector.

She asked the senator to call on Japanese companies to invest in pharmaceutical and medical equipment factories in Viet Nam.

For his part, the Japanese guest said his visit was aimed at sharing experience in the health insurance sector, especially the control of health insurance funds and healthcare for the elderly.

He promised to continue consolidating and strengthening the friendship and co-operation between the two countries and their parliaments. — VNS

Send Us Your Comments:
Name:
Your E-mail address:
Title:
 

VietNamNews may edit your comments and not all emails will be published.

Highlight

Woman steps up in fight to tackle drugs 1    Woman steps up in fight to tackle drugs

Since for Le Thi Nga "to live is to give," she thought nothing about joining the neighbourhood watch in her fourth quarter in District 1's Cau Kho Ward in 2009.

Tan Son Nhat Airport on verge of overloading 1    Tan Son Nhat Airport on verge of overloading

HCM City's Tan Son Nhat Airport will be stretched beyond capacity in the next two years, making construction of the new Long Thanh airport in Dong Nai Province more urgent than ever, experts warn.

BIDV teams up with Japanese banks to facilitate investment BIDV teams up with Japanese banks to facilitate investment

The Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two Japanese banks, namely Minato Bank and the Bank of Yokohama (BOY).

My Lai survivor writes book My Lai survivor writes book

Pham Thanh Cong, 57, was one of only a dozen survivors of 1968's infamous My Lai massacre. More than four decades later, he has written a book about the mass murder, in which American soldiers killed 504 unarmed civilians.

Imported brews, grub at Ha Noi's Oktoberfest Imported brews, grub at Ha Noi's Oktoberfest

A celebration of Germany's Oktoberfest will be held in Ha Noi on Thursday and Friday.