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March, 06 2014 09:27:14

President Sang receives Japanese senator

HA NOI (VNS)— Japanese Senator Keizo Takemi noted that health care co-operation with Viet Nam is improving, during a meeting yesterday with President Truong Tan Sang in Ha Noi.

Regarding public health care, Takemi said both nations saw the need to address common issues, such as aging populations, cancer treatments and a prevalence of infectious diseases.

In his view, if social issues, including health care, lack full consideration, Viet Nam and Japan would face sluggish economic growth.

He said he believed both nations will work out sound mechanisms and policies to create a scheme on health insurance for all citizens.

President Sang thanked Japan for its active support of Viet Nam's socio-economic development through its official development assistance over the past 20 years.

He also hailed partnership programs in both medical sectors, such as Japan's assisting Viet Nam in building Cho Ray 2 hospital, fighting cancer, sharing experiences in health insurance for all people and manufacturing medical equipment.

The President expressed confidence that Takemi, with his position and role, would play his part in concluding joint co-operation agreements.

Takemi is in Viet Nam to work with top officials of the legislature, ministries and agencies on health care issues, as well as health insurance proposals. — VNS


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