HCM City boosts cooperation with Japanese prefecture

Saturday, 2017-07-15 04:33:12
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Leaders of HCM City and Kanagawa prefecture pose for a photo together.
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NDO/VNA – Ho Chi Minh City is willing to ensure every favourable condition for Japanese investors, including those from Kanagawa prefecture, to operate effectively in the city, especially in the fields of mechanics, information technology and plastics.

The statement was made by Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong at a reception held for visiting Kanagawa Governor Kuroiwa Yuji, in the city on July 14.

The two localities see great potential for collaboration in the field of public health care, which is an important demand in HCM City and a strength of Kanagawa, he said.

Congratulating the Japanese prefecture on the successful organisation of the Vietnam Festa Kanagawa 2017, the largest-ever Vietnamese festival in Japan, Phong said the event offered a good chance for Japanese people to gain a better understanding of the Vietnamese culture and people, contributing to tightening their friendship and solidarity with the Vietnamese people, including those in HCM City.

He also suggested that the Kanagawa Governor should continue creating optimal conditions for the city’s health care and for technical postgraduates to pursue further education in the prefecture.

Expressing his awe at HCM City’s dynamic development, Kuroiwa Yuji affirmed his readiness to connect the city with Kanagawa businesses, especially in areas where the Vietnamese trainees in Japan can work.

He said he wishes to foster cooperation with HCM City in health care, exchanging experience and medical techniques, and designing medical tours of Kanagawa.

At present, 13,000 Vietnamese people, including 2,000 students and postgraduates, are living in Kanagawa. The Vietnam Festa Kanagawa has become an annual festival in Kanagawa and is one of the largest cultural events in the locality.