|Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (Left) receives special advisor to the Japan-Viet Nam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance Tsutomo Takebe in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Duc Tam
HA NOI (VNS) — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung held a reception in Ha Noi yesterday for special advisor to the Japan-Viet Nam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance Tsutomo Takebe who is on a working visit to the country.
He hailed the special advisor's visit to attend the Japan Festival in HCM City and accelerate the implementation of the Viet Nam-Japan University (VJU).
The PM stressed the significance of the VJU project, a symbol of co-operation between the two countries, and expressed his thanks for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's attention and support for the project.
He spoke highly of the Japanese side's preparations for the project, and pledged to instruct relevant Vietnamese agencies to co-ordinate in order to put the university into operation soon.
Special advisor Tsutomo Takebe informed his host of the university's enrollment plan from next year.
The Japanese Government has pledged funding of up to 20 billion JPY to support the university.
He briefed his host about the Japan Festival, which is expected to attract 220,000 visitors and increase friendship and mutual understanding between the two peoples. — VNS