|Delegates from the two archive agencies of Việt Nam and Japam take a group photo. A memorandum of co-operation is signed in Hà Nội on Tuesday between the State Records Management and Archives Department of Việt Nam and the National Archives of Japan. — VNS Photo Nguyễn Hằng|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — A memorandum of co-operation (MOC) was signed in Hà Nội on Tuesday morning between the State Records Management and Archives Department of Việt Nam and the National Archives of Japan.
The signing ceremony was part of the domestic department’s international co-operation programme this year, which aimed to boost the friendship between the two countries.
Đặng Thanh Tùng, director of the archives department of Việt Nam, said via the MOC, the two sides are expected to exchange experiences with archiving and managing documents as well as to share documents related to culture and history.
The MOC was an important milestone to mark the establishment of co-operation between the two archive agencies and laid the foundation for them to join hands in other activities in the coming time.
One of the major activities was to co-organise an exhibition of documents on the co-operation between the two governments so far to celebrate the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Việt Nam and Japan.
Takeo Katoh, director of the National Archives of Japan, said after the signing ceremony, a series of activities would be conducted to celebrate the anniversary in 2018.
The first activity was to collect documents related to co-operation between the two countries in the past, he added.
Việt Nam and Japan officially established diplomatic relations in September 1973. — VNS