Vietnam, Japan Look to Promote Cooperation

Takebe Tsutomu, Special Advisor to the Japan - Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance, is on a visit to Vietnam to attend the eighth Vietnam-Japan Festival in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Politburo member, Secretary of the CPV Central Committee and Chairwoman of its Organisation Commission Truong Thi Mai receives Takebe Tsutomu, Special Advisor to the Japan - Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance. Source: quochoi.vn
Politburo member, Secretary of the CPV Central Committee and Chairwoman of its Organisation Commission Truong Thi Mai receives Takebe Tsutomu, Special Advisor to the Japan – Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance. Source: quochoi.vn

Politburo member, Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee and Chairwoman of its Organisation Commission Truong Thi Mai on February 27 received visiting Takebe Tsutomu, Special Advisor to the Japan – Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance, VNA reported.

Expressing her delight at the strong development of the Vietnam-Japan strategic partnership, as the two countries are celebrating the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties, Mai, who is Chairwoman of the Vietnam-Japan Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group, affirmed that Japan is a leading economic partner of Vietnam.

Cooperation between the Vietnamese National Assembly and the National Diet of Japan continues to strengthen, reflected through the regular exchange of delegations, and the intensified collaboration of the Vietnam-Japan Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group and the Japan – Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance.

She proposed Takebe pay attention to boosting cooperation between localities in the two countries in the fields of investment, trade, tourism and labour.

Mai also encouraged Japanese ministries and sectors to maintain close collaboration with Vietnam’s relevant agencies to improve the mechanism of sending and receiving interns, and promoting cultural and people-to-people exchanges.

Reiterating the importance of cooperation in human resources training, she proposed Takebe encourage Japanese businesses and organisations to continue support for the Vietnam-Japan University to improve its quality.

Regarding this issue, Takebe stated that the Vietnam-Japan University plans to establish a centre for human resources development to contribute more to bilateral cooperation in training high-quality human resources, and to enhancing mutual understanding between the two peoples.

He affirmed that in his position he will work to foster cooperation between the Japan – Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance and the Vietnam-Japan Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group to develop relations between the two countries more substantively and effectively.

Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha (R) meets Special Advisor of the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Alliance Takebe Tsutomu. Photo: VNA
Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha (R) meets Special Advisor of the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Alliance Takebe Tsutomu. Photo: VNA

The same day, Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha received Takebe and the Japanese Ambassador in Hanoi.

Ha, who is also Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, showed support to the Japanese Government’s initiatives to achieve net-zero emission goal, highlighting cooperation potential between Vietnam and Japan in just energy transition, and personnel training. He held that the Vietnam-Japan University is a symbol of bilateral collaboration in human resources development.

The Vietnamese official highly valued Japan’s technology and financial support to Vietnam to settle the Agent Orange/dioxin (AO) consequences. Vietnam has been working hard to mobilise diverse resources to ease the AO pains, helping victims to integrate into the society, he said.

Deputy PM Ha thanked Ambassador Yamada Takio for launching many activities to further deepen the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries, and spoke highly of Japan’s ideas to achieve net-zero emission goal and boost economic development at the same time.

He held that developing countries can only implement just energy transition and complete the net-zero emission goal if they are active in promoting the transfer of relevant technologies.

Special Advisor of the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Alliance Takebe Tsutomu said that the reinforcement of the Vietnam-Japan ties is significant to the growth of each country, especially amid unpredictable developments in the world and challenges in food security, energy, social welfare and climate change.

He proposed a number of cooperation ideas on education-training, high quality human resources training, salinity and sea level rise response in the Mekong Delta region, and AO consequence settlement.

At the meeting, the two sides discussed measures to further promote ties between the two countries on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of their diplomatic relations, and bring the bilateral extensive strategic partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia to a new development period.

Hannah Nguyen