Thu. May 19th, 2022

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has underscored Vietnam ’s
consistent policy of fostering cooperation with Japan during a
reception for visiting Japanese Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs and
Communications Sakamoto Tetsushi.

During the meeting in
Hanoi on July 23, Deputy PM Phuc spoke highly of Sakamoto’s visit and
its aim to share Japan ’s experience in inspection, receiving
citizens and dealing with administrative complaints.

Japan
is Vietnam’s leading economic partner, with cooperation in
official development assistance (ODA), investment and trade contributing
effectively to Vietnam’s socio-economic development. There is still
huge potential and demand for the two countries’ cooperation in the
future, he said.

Vietnam and Japan should step up
bilateral cooperation in the coming time, especially in such strategic
fields as institutional perfection of market economy, human resources
training and synchronous infrastructure building, the Deputy PM added.

Deputy PM Phuc called for assistance from the Japanese Ministry
of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), through the Japan
International Cooperation Agency (JICA), to train officials, improve
inspection capacity, administrative complaint settlement and ODA
utilisation.

For his part, Sakamoto said Vietnam and
Japan have witnessed strong development in all fields, particularly
since the two countries’ agreement to upgrade their relationship to a
strategic partnership in 2009.

The Japanese Deputy Minister
expressed his hope that, on the basis of a 40-year long relationship and
the high consensus and unceasing efforts of the two nations’ leaders
and peoples, the Vietnam-Japan relationship will be further developed in
all fields, in line with their aspirations, and actively contribute to
maintaining peace, stability and cooperation in the region and the
world.

On the same day, Japanese Deputy Minister of Internal
Affairs and Communications Sakamoto Tetsushi had a working session with
Government’s Deputy Chief Inspector Tran Duc Luong.

Sakamoto
introduced his country’s unique consultative mechanism to surmount
administrative complaints, and affirmed that his visit is the starting
point for stepping up cooperation and periodic professional exchanges
between the two sides.

The Japanese guest is leading a delegation from the MIC to work in Vietnam from July 23-26.-VNA

By vivian