Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc receives Governor of Japan’s Kagoshima prefecture Mitazono Satoshi in Hà Nội on Wednesday. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất
HÀ NỘI Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc hosted a reception for Governor of Japan’s Kagoshima prefecture Mitazono Satoshi in Hà Nội on Wednesday.
The PM expressed his sympathies to Japanese people over losses and damage caused by the recent Typhoon Habigis.
He said Việt Nam and Japan are extensive and intensive strategic partners. The two countries enjoy close relations not only at the governmental level but also at the local level.
The Government leader welcomed the expansion of locality-to-locality co-operation in new areas.
For his part, the Japanese official expressed his hope for strengthened ties between Vietnamese and Japanese localities, especially between Kagoshima and Việt Nam.
He said his prefecture has strength in agriculture and wants to work with Việt Nam in this realm.
The Governor told his host that during his visit to Việt Nam, his delegation signed a memorandum of understanding with the northern province of Hải Dương in human resources development and agriculture.
He also voiced his hope that a direct flight connecting Kagoshima with Việt Nam will help increase bilateral exchanges and co-operation.
PM Phúc welcomed the idea and said Việt Nam is willing to create all possible conditions to launch the flight.
He called on Japan and Kagoshima in particular to increase investment in Việt Nam and said the Vietnamese Government will create the best conditions for Japanese investors.
He also proposed the Japanese prefecture pay more attention to Vietnamese students in Japan and promote people-to-people exchanges as well as tourism development. VNS