Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân meets Governor of Japan’s Gunma prefecture Ichita Yamamoto on Tuesday. VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức
HÀ NỘI – Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân on Tuesday received a delegation from Japan’s Gunma prefecture, led by its Governor Ichita Yamamoto.
Ngân congratulated the people of Japan on entering the Reiwa era of Emperor Naruhito, and Yamamoto on his new role as the governor of Gunma prefecture, while hailing the establishment of the Gunma-Viet Nam friendship parliamentarians group.
The top legislator said Gunma and Vietnamese localities were enjoying sound relations, adding there were some 4,000 Vietnamese workers and students in the Japanese prefecture.
Yamamoto lauded the contributions made by Vietnamese people in Gunma, which he said also helped bolster co-operative ties between Việt Nam and Gunma, as well as promote socio-economic development.
The administration of Gunma prefecture pledged to create the best conditions for Vietnamese apprentices, he said, highlighting the move was part of a Memorandum of Understanding signed by Gunma and the Vietnamese Ministry of Planning and Investment.
Ngân lauded the co-operation, describing it as an important way to handle the shortage of skilled workers in Japan and help Vietnamese guest workers improve their capacities and incomes.
Speaking highly of Gunma enterprises who operating or seeking investment opportunities in Viet Nam, she expressed her hope that Yamamoto and Gunma would endorse firms to do business in the nation.
The Japanese governor said that his prefecture would arrange a visit to Việt Nam for a large-scale business delegation to study investment and co-operation opportunities in the country, and affirmed that in his role, he would continue efforts to enhance co-operative relations between Gunma and Vietnamese localities as well as Japan and Việt Nam as a whole. — VNS