Deputy Prime Minister Trường Hoà Bình (r) welcomes Japanese State Minister Junji Suzuki in Hà Nội yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Dương Giang
HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Trường Hoà Bình hailed the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications’ assistance in helping Việt Nam to build an e-government and train human resources while receiving State Minister Junji Suzuki in Hà Nội yesterday.
Bình said that the extensive strategic partnership between Việt Nam and Japan is developing rapidly and practically in numerous fields, with consolidated political trust.
Japan is currently the largest official development assistance (ODA) provider for Việt Nam with over US$30 billion committed, the country’s second biggest investor with 4,150 projects with a total registered capital of over $57 billion, and the fourth biggest trade partner with two-way trade hitting $38 billion last year, he said.
Bình affirmed that the Vietnamese Government encourages and creates favourable conditions for cooperation programmes between Vietnamese ministries and sectors and the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.
The Deputy PM proposed the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications to continue assisting the Vietnamese Government Inspectorate in organising personnel training courses and in improving the capacity of solving administrative complaints.
He suggested both sides continue signing more cooperation agreements, protocols and memoranda of understanding, increasing the exchange of delegations, and establishing coordination mechanisms, including a mechanism on receiving and solving issues related to administrative decisions of the two countries’ citizens and governments.
Bình expressed his hope that Japanese authorities will create more optimal conditions for Vietnamese citizens who are learning and working in the country and received more Vietnamese guest workers, students and postgraduates.
Suzuki said that Việt Nam is a very important partner of Japan.
He said there are currently 330,000 Vietnamese people living in Japan. This year, the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in receiving specified skilled workers in 14 fields, including information technology and nursing.
With this document, more Vietnamese workers will be able to work in Japan, he said, pledging that the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications will carry out more policies in support of Vietnamese workers. — VNS