|Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Uông Chu Lưu presents a souvenir from Việt Nam to President of Japan’s National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) Akihiko Tanaka. — VNA/VNS Photo|
TOKYO — Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Uông Chu Lưu started his working visit to Japan from Monday.
At Japan’s National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo, the NA Vice Chairman had talks with GRIPS President Akihiko Tanaka, and Director of the Centre for Global Leaders Development to learn from Japanese experience in public management and reform of the Japanese Government.
He spoke highly of the Institute and its President Akihiko Tanaka, who instructed numerous big projects in Việt Nam as being the President of the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) from 2012-15.
Lưu expressed his hope that as the President of the Institute, Akihiko Tanaka will promote the strategic partnership between Việt Nam and Japan in a more effective manner in the coming time.
For this part, Akihiko Tanaka pledged to boost co-operation between his institute and Việt Nam’s relevant agencies, particularly in personnel training.
The same day, Lưu visited the Embassy of Việt Nam in Japan, praising the embassy’s contributions to the Việt Nam-Japan ties’ development.
Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyễn Quốc Cường highlighted the growing relationship between the two nations, with the increasing number of high-level and local delegation exchanges. Representatives of 30 provinces and cities of Việt Nam came to Japan to promote trade, investment and cultural exchanges in 2016.
Besides, the number of overseas Vietnamese accounts for 7 per cent of the total foreigners in Japan, including 60,000 students, almost tripling the total number of students from other Southeast Asian nations, he said.
The figures show that the Việt Nam-Japan relations will further develop, the ambassador added.
The NA Vice Chairman also took a tour of Canon Group, one of the successful investor in Việt Nnam. The group said it is keen on investing in the support industry in Việt Nam. — VNS