Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình (right) received the Governor of Tochigi prefecture of Japan in Hà Nội on Tuesday. VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình received the Governor of Japan's Tochigi prefecture in Hà Nội on Tuesday, during which Bình asked the Japanese locality to encourage its businesses to invest in Việt Nam.
Taking note of positive progress in the co-operation between Việt Nam and Tochigi prefecture in recent years, Deputy PM Bình welcomed Governor Fukuda Tomikazu’s work in promoting ties with Việt Nam in labour and human resources training.
The Deputy PM highlighted the robust development of the strategic partnership between the two countries, adding that Việt Nam attached importance to collaboration at all levels.
He informed his guest that Secretary- General of the Liberal Democratic Party and Chairman of the Japan- Việt Nam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance Nikai Toshihiro would lead a 1,000-strong delegation to Việt Nam in January 2020. Việt Nam planned to organise a conference for Vietnamese and Japanese leaders on the occasion, Bình said.
Governor Fukuda said he admired the rapid development of Việt Nam, noting that 22 firms from his prefecture had invested in Việt Nam, while there were around 6,000 Vietnamese living, studying and working in the prefecture.
According to the governor, most Vietnamese workers in the prefecture were employed in caring for the elderly, food processing and agriculture. The prefecture was working to create the best possible conditions for Vietnamese workers, he added. VNS