Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung made the statement at aJune 20 reception for former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama,who is in Hanoi for the third Vietnam ICT Summit and theVietnam-Japan science and technology cooperation workshop.
PMDung spoke highly of Yukio Hatoyama’s visit and his contributions tostrengthening and consolidating the bilateral ties in politics, economiccooperation and people-to-people exchange.
He expressed his wishthat the former Japanese PM will continue making his contributions tothe two countries’ relations, firstly strengthening political anddiplomatic ties and mutual support at international forum.
Thetwo sides should accelerate economic, trade and investment cooperationas well as creating conditions for Vietnamese products to enter Japanand for Japanese businesses to do long-term investment in Vietnam,he said.
Affirming Vietnam’s effective use of Japanese officialdevelopment assistance (ODA), PM Dung suggested Japan increase theaid to the country to develop its infrastructure.
Vietnamwants to boost cooperation with Japan in science and technology andhuman resources training, he said, suggesting Japan create conditionsfor Vietnamese students to pursue their study in the country and openvocational colleges in Vietnam.
For his part, YukioHatoyama expressed his hope that the two countries’ strategicpartnership will continue developing in all aspects, bringing practicalbenefits to both sides.
He affirmed that Japan will continuesupport for Vietnam in human resources training, support industrydevelopment, and science and technology.
Expressing pleasure atVietnam’s effective use of Japanese ODA, the former Japanese PM said hehopes that in the coming time, Japan will continue providing ODA forVietnam in infrastructure development, particularly roads and seaports,and human resources training.-VNA