City hopes for Japan’s support in high-tech agriculture

16:25 | 10/07/2018 Science - Technology

Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City’s Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan hosted a reception on July 3 for the Special Advisor of the Japan-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Alliance, Tsutomu Takebe, who affirmed Japan will support Vietnam in the fields it holds strength.

Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City’s Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan (R) hosts a reception for the Special Advisor of the Japan-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Alliance, Tsutomu Takebe, on July 3 - Photo: VNA

According to Takebe, Vietnam is in the process of developing high-tech agriculture, in which Japan holds substantial experience. Japan is, therefore, willing to share its experience to support Vietnam in this field, he affirmed.

Regarding preparations for the Japan-Vietnam Festival 2019, the Japanese official said this is an important cultural event held annually between the two countries, expressing Japan’s hope for continued assistance from and close cooperation with Vietnam, and HCM City in particular, to make the event a success.

Affirming Japan’s role as one of Vietnam’s strategic partners, Nhan emphasised the two countries have cooperated effectively across numerous fields.

To boost relations with Japan, one of Vietnam’s biggest economic partners, the city has sent delegations to the country to learn from its experience, especially that in economic development based on science technology and urban management.

Nhan expressed his hope that with its strength in high-tech agricultural development, Japan will continue to assist Vietnam, particularly HCM City.

He affirmed that the city will work with the Japanese side to successfully organize the festival next year.

Theo NDO/VNA