08:39 | 30/11/2016 Cooperation
Politburo member and Secretary of the Party Central Committee Pham Minh Chinh has suggested the authorities of Japan’s Osaka Prefecture further expand cooperation with locales and key economic zones in Vietnam in the future.
Politburo member and Secretary of the Party Central Committee Pham Minh Chinh gives a present to Osaka’s Governor Ichiro Matsui - Photo: Vietnamplus
At meetings with Osaka’s Governor Ichiro Matsui and President of the Osaka Prefectural People’s Council Imai Otaka on November 29 as part of his ongoing working visit to Japan, the Vietnamese official proposed stronger links between the Japanese locale and Vietnam in social security, especially in the latter’s disadvantaged and remote areas.
Chinh, who is also Head of the Party Central Committee’s Organisation Commission, appreciated the recent fruitful cooperation between Japan and Vietnam, expressing his hope that Japan and Osaka will continue working closely and effectively with Vietnam in the time ahead.
He briefed the hosts on Vietnam’s socioeconomic development and administrative reforms and thanked Osaka’s authorities for their support and assistance in facilitating overseas Vietnamese living and working in the locale.
He said he hopes the Japanese locale’s leaders will make an effort to further foster people-to-people exchanges with Vietnamese locales and help train Vietnamese civil servants in authority management.
Osaka’s leaders highlighted the effective cooperation in all fields between the prefecture and Vietnam in recent times, especially exchanges of visits, investment ties, trade and tourism and education and training.
They said Osaka and Vietnam had great potential for cooperation in economics, investment, trade and tourism, asking the two sides to pay special attention to further pushing ties in these fields in the future.
During his stay in Osaka, Chinh had working sessions with representatives from the Asia-Pacific Institute of Research and the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Association in Kansai Region, the Japan External Trade Organisation in Osaka and the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He also met with representatives of the Vietnamese Consulate General and the Vietnamese community in Osaka.
The Vietnamese official will continue to Tokyo on November 30-December 4./.