|Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh held talks with Governor of Japan’s Fukuoka prefecture Hiroshi Ogawa yesterday in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo |Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh has asked Governor of Japan’s Fukuoka prefecture, Hiroshi Ogawa, to boost its investment in Việt Nam in auto manufacturing, digital technology, renewable energy, environmental protection, climate change adaptation, and clean agriculture.
During a reception in Hà Nội on June 26 for the Fukuoka governor, Thịnh lauded the official’s working visit to Việt Nam which took place at a time when the two countries are celebrating the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties.
Japan is now the biggest provider of official development assistance (ODA) to Việt Nam, she said, adding that Japan ranks second among foreign investors in the Southeast Asian country and is its third biggest tourism partner.
Speaking highly of the effective cooperation between Fukuoka and Vietnamese localities, especially Hà Nội over the past years, the Vice President thanked the prefecture authorities for assisting the Vietnamese Consulate General in Fukuoka in serving as a bridge linking Fukuoka with Vietnamese localities.
Thịnh wished that both sides would reinforce collaboration across human resources training and education, and Fukuoka would receive more Vietnamese trainees to improve their skills.
The two sides should effectively carry out exchanges between the two countries’ students to further deepen people-to-people diplomacy and their mutual understanding, she added.
Ogawa, for his part, said his visit aims to mark the 10th anniversary of the signing of a friendship cooperation agreement with the capital city of Hà Nội.
He pledged to further step up economic and people-to-people exchanges between Fukuoka and Vietnamese localities in the coming years. — VNS