VGP - Member of the Party Central Committee and Permanent Deputy Secretary of the municipal Party's Committee Ngo Thi Thanh Hang in Ha Noi on November 21 received President of the Japan-Viet Nam Friendship Association (Ibaraki prefecture chapter) Yachie Yamaguchi.
At the reception, Yachie Yamaguchi emphasized a series of exchange activities between Ha Noi and Ibaraki that have contributed significantly to strengthening Vietnam-Japan friendship.
Agreeing with the Ha Noi official, Yachie Yamaguchi said that agriculture currently contributes only 5% to Ibaraki’s economy but the output is huge and ranks behind Hokkaido only. She expressed her hope to support Ibaraki – Ha Noi agriculture cooperation.
Yachie Yamaguchi also pledged that the association would continuously make effort to strengthen collaborative relationship between two countries, as well as Ibaraki and Ha Noi.
Currently, there are about 8,000 Vietnamese, mostly students, studying and living in Ibaraki, Yachie Yamaguchi said, pledging that the Japan-Viet Nam Friendship Association will be a bridge and a gateway to welcome Viet Nam’s students and delegations to Ibaraki.
In turn, the permanent deputy secretary said appreciated Japanese investment projects in the capital city and expressed belief that the cooperation between the two countries in recent years.
Hang said Ha Noi has effectively cooperated with Japanese cities and prefectures, especially Tokyo, Ibaraki and Fukuoka, to exchange experiences in preserving, embellishing and promoting the values of cultural relics.
The capital city is currently focusing on developing agriculture in the direction of high-tech application to create high-quality commodities and ensure hygiene and safety. Hang said Ibaraki prefecture is highly experienced in high-tech application in agriculture and the Ibaraki delegation's visit will open up more cooperation opportunities in the field.
She expected Japan and Ibaraki will continue promoting Ha Noi’s images and its favorable business environment, thereby, so as the city would attract more investment.
By Vien Nhu