Top legislator greets Japan’s Gunma prefecture delegation

Tuesday, 2019-11-05 22:06:33
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Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Governor of Gunma prefecture Ichita Yamamoto (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on November 5 received a delegation from Japan’s Gunma prefecture, led by its Governor Ichita Yamamoto.

Ngan congratulated the people of Japan on entering the Reiwa era of Emperor Naruhito and Yamamoto on his new role as the Governor of Gunma prefecture, while hailing the establishment of the Gunma-Vietnam friendship parliamentarians group.

The top legislator stressed Gunma and Vietnamese localities are enjoying sound relations, adding there are some 4,000 Vietnamese workers and students in the Japanese prefecture.

Yamamoto lauded the contributions made by Vietnamese people in Gunma, which, he said also help bolster cooperative ties between Vietnam and Gunma, as well as promote socio-economic development in the host locality.

The administration of Gunma prefecture pledges to create the best conditions for Vietnamese apprentices, he said, highlighting the move is part of the Memoranda of Understanding inked between Gunma and the Vietnamese Ministry of Planning and Investment.

Ngan lauded the cooperation, describing it as an important way to handle the shortage of skilled workers in Japan and help Vietnamese guest workers improve capacity and income.

Speaking highly of Gunma enterprises who are operating or seeking investment opportunities in Vietnam, she expressed her hope that Yamamoto and the Gunma authorities will endorse the firms to do business in the nation.

The Japanese governor said that his prefecture will arrange a visit to Vietnam for a larger-scale business delegation to study investment and cooperation opportunities in the country, and affirmed that in his role, he will continue efforts to enhance cooperative relations between Gunma and Vietnamese localities as well as Japan and Vietnam as a whole.

He took the occasion to extend his deepest condolences to Vietnam and its people as he knew the lorry tragedy in the UK involved Vietnamese citizens.