A Japanese special advisor to the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance has pledged to continue efforts to expand cooperation, including investment, between the two countries. The special advisor, Tsutomu Takebe, made the pledge during his talks with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in Hanoi on Tuesday, as part of his visit to Vietnam, according to the Vietnam News Agency. Takebe also promised to call for Japanese investment in the Hanoi-based Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park, the north-south high-speed railway and Long Thanh International Airport in the southern province of Dong Nai.
The guest also pledged to continue supporting the reception of Vietnamese agriculture trainees to Japan. He also highly valued the outcomes of talks between the prime ministers of Vietnam and Japan during the host’s recent visit to the East Asian country. Takebe assured PM Dung that he will convey the premier's proposal to study the planting of wildly-popular cherry blossom trees in Vietnam to Japanese leaders.
The Vietnamese government leader asked for Takebe’s help in stepping up cooperation between the two countries in hi-tech farming and fisheries, and in calling for more Japanese investments in major projects in Vietnam. PM Dung also asked the special advisor to call on Japanese agencies to admit more Vietnamese workers, nurses and trainees.