NA Chairwoman meets Governor of Japanese prefecture

08:36 | 17/02/2017 Events

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has vowed the Vietnamese legislature will do its best to promote ties with Japan in divers areas.

Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Japan's Gunma Governor Masaaki Osawa

She hosted a reception in Hanoi on February 16 for a delegation from the Japanese prefecture of Gunma led by Governor Masaaki Osawa, expressing her delight that most of her guests are members of the prefecture’s Japan-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance.

Ngan expressed her wish that the two countries’ friendship parliamentary groups would actively facilitate the exchange of delegations between localities and further enhance ties between Vietnamese and Japanese parliamentarians.

She informed her guests that Vietnam is preparing for the upcoming visit by the Japanese Emperor and Empress, which is expected to further intensify ties between the two nations.

As the extensive strategic partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia between Vietnam and Japan is growing, the prefecture businesses’ and parliamentarians’ visits to Vietnam to explore opportunities are extremely practical, contributing to fostering ties between the two peoples, she said, adding that she wishes the two countries’ localities will extend their cooperative ties.

The NA leader asked the Gunma Governor to make it easier for more Vietnamese technical trainees to move to the prefecture.

Currently, nearly 3,000 Vietnamese people are living and working in Gunma, including 1,088 trainees.

Osawa, for his part, informed his host that Gunma has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to boost bilateral ties, as well as held a working session with the authorities of Ho Chi Minh City to boost ties between their business communities.

In 2016, seven Gunma firms started their operations in Vietnam, raising the total number of Gunma businesses in Vietnam to 27.

He also suggested devising a detailed plan to help more Vietnamese trainees work for Japanese firms in Vietnam after they return home.

Theo NDO/VNA