Party official hosts Japanese Minister of State for Ocean Policy

09:05 | 06/09/2018 Events

Politburo member and Chairman of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee’s Organization Commission, Pham Minh Chinh, received a Japanese delegation led by Fukui Teru, Japanese Minister of State for Ocean Policy and chief of the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance’s Office, on September 5.

Politburo member and Chairman of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee’s Organization Commission Pham Minh Chinh

Chinh, who is also President of the Vietnam-Japan Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group (VJFPG), said he considered his guest’s visit as a practical activity to implement the cooperation contents on ocean policy within the framework of the Vietnam – Japan Joint Statement, issued on the occasion of President Tran Dai Quang’s visit to Japan last May.

The official affirmed that the Vietnamese National Assembly attaches significant importance to and supports the Vietnam – Japan extensive strategic partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia to be reinforced via high-level visits by their leaders.

He noted that Vietnam is interested in collaboration with Japan in human resources training and administrative reform.

According to Chinh, the country is conducting a project to train leaders at all levels, particularly the strategic level, while gearing toward building a lean and effective apparatus. Vietnam also plans to create a national database on strategic personnel and build a start-up programme for retired citizens.

Vietnam hopes to win support from the Japanese parliamentarians in the implementation of the project, he said.

For his part, Fukui Teru lauded the sound engagements between the Vietnamese and Japanese law-making bodies in recent years, stressing that effective joint work between their friendship parliamentarians’ groups have contributed to fostering the bilateral relations.

He said the two groups should continue promoting their bridging role in the future to boost the exchange of delegations at different levels, as well as people-to-people exchanges, and contacts between parliamentarians, especially young ones. He also called on both sides to enhance their bilateral economic and trade cooperation.

Theo NDO/VNA