Ho Chi Minh City, Japan’s Fukuoka tighten relations

Friday, 2018-06-29 11:57:42
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Leaders of Ho Chi Minh City and Fukuoka pose for a group photo. (Source: voh.com.vn)
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NDO/VNA – Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Council, Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam, said HCM City and Japan’s Fukuoka prefecture can cooperate successfully as the two localities share a lot of similarities.

At a reception for Chairman of the Fukuoka Council, Jungo Inoue, on June 28, Tam expressed her hope that the visit by the Fukuoka delegation will open up many cooperation opportunities for the two localities, especially in the context that the National Assembly has allowed Ho Chi Minh City to pilot special mechanisms.

The official said Japan’s support, especially its official development assistance (ODA), has contributed to developing the infrastructure of Ho Chi Minh City.

Highlighting the intensive and extensive development of Vietnam-Japan ties across many fields, Tam said parliamentary diplomacy has played an important role in promoting their bilateral relations.

Jungo Inoue, for his part, recalled the visit to Fukuoka by a Ho Chi Minh City delegation in March 2018 to seek cooperation in flood prevention and start-up support, saying the visit has created the premise for his first-ever trip to the Vietnamese southern metropolis to enhance collaboration between the two localities.

Fukuoka wishes to tighten relations with Ho Chi Minh City in the time ahead, the official said.