The leaders of the two localities agreed to increase delegations working back and forth and strengthen exchanges and cooperation in the spirit of the signed memorandum and agreement.
Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Trieu The Hung and Governor of Kagoshima prefecture Shiota Koichi (second from right) pose for a souvenir photo
Continuing the 2022 investment and trade promotion program of Hai Duong province in Japan, Mr. Trieu The Hung, Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the provincial People's Committee, paid a courtesy and working visit to Mr. Shiota Koichi, Governor of Kagoshima prefecture, on July 15.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Vietnam to Japan Vu Hong Nam attended the meeting.
Governor of Kagoshima prefecture Shiota Koichi warmly welcomed the chairman of the Hai Duong provincial People's Committee and the provincial delegation.
The governor briefed Kagoshima prefecture’s economy, society, and culture and its achievements in the past two years, especially Covid-19 prevention and control to ensure people’s safety and the local economic development.
Speaking at the meeting, Chairman of the Hai Duong provincial People's Committee Trieu The Hung conveyed greetings from Mr. Pham Xuan Thang, Member of the Central Party Committee, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the provincial People's Council, to the governor of the twinned prefecture.
The chairman of the provincial People's Committee was pleased to inform the governor about Hai Duong’s achievements over the past time, especially in the “difficulty overcoming and acceleration” period, with the fulfillment of the dual goal of epidemic fighting and socio-economic development.
Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Trieu The Hung related that in 2019, in the presence of the Prime Minister, leaders of Hai Duong province and Kagoshima prefecture officially signed a memorandum of understanding and an agreement on cooperation in the fields of training and reception of human resources, techniques, economy, and tourism and mutual exchanges.
That was the premise for the development relationship between the two localities, investment and business cooperation programs between enterprises, and cooperative and friendly relations on the principles of trust, equality, and mutual benefit.
Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Trieu The Hung visits a typical farm in Kagoshima prefecture
Due to the impact of Covid-19, some contents of the signed documents between the two localities were not realized. However, thanks to both sides’ efforts, many activities have still been maintained and developed.
Organizations and units of the two localities have had exchange activities regarding the reception of human resources from Hai Duong to Kagoshima, apprentice training, etc.
Since 2020, 12 enterprises sending Vietnamese laborers abroad have cooperated with 18 organizations and enterprises in Kagoshima prefecture to take 30 Hai Duong apprentices to Kagoshima to work.
Other commercial activities have also been promoted. Since 2020, Hai Duong has exported nearly 600 tons of fresh lychees and close to 4,000 tons of carrots to the Japanese market.
The leaders of the two localities agreed to increase delegations working back and forth between the two localities and strengthen exchanges and cooperation in the spirit of the signed memorandum and agreement.
Shortly after the meeting, the leaders of the two localities attended the Vietnam - Kagoshima economic exchange workshop co-organized by the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan, Kagoshima prefecture, the Kagoshima prefecture Trade Association, and the Kagoshima Trade Information Center.
The workshop, sponsored by the Kyushu Bureau of Economy, Trade, and Industry under the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, is particularly important in intensifying the fine cooperation between Hai Duong and Kagoshima.
Many cooperative contents were discussed and agreed to by enterprises in the two localities to soon contract for investment.
On the same day, the Hai Duong investment and trade promotion delegation had a field trip to a typical farm in Kagoshima prefecture and attended a reception given by Governor of Kagoshima prefecture Shiota Koichi.
NGUYEN THANH TRUNG