Hanoi People’s Committee Permanent Vice Chairman Nguyen Van Suu speaks at the event (Photo: kinhtedothi.vn)
The event marked the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Japan.
Addressing the event, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Van Suu said cooperation between Hanoi and Fukuoka has been flourishing across various fields, such as culture, education, training, and education.
He said the conference is a good opportunity for the two sides to boost collaboration, towards sustainable development, hi-technology, and environmental protection.
Governor Hiroshi Ogawa said Fukuoka has strengths in manufacturing as well as robot, automobile and steel production.
With a lot of experience in high-tech application in agriculture, Fukuoka hopes it could contribute to agricultural development in Hanoi and Vietnam, he said.
Hanoi has a big population and large cultivating area, therefore the city has a high potential in agricultural development. However, there are some shortcomings that the city is facing now such as inadequate productivity, high-quality agricultural manufacturing, said Hiroshi Ogawa.
“Fukuoka has experience in these matters and readies to help Hanoi, including environmental protection, and infrastructure, among others.”
Ta Van Tuong, Deputy Director the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said local governments of the two sides will promote exchanges between their enterprises in order to further boost business collaboration.
Japan is currently the largest provider of official development assistance for Hanoi, as it has committed over US$2 billion in total. It is also the biggest foreign investor in the city, registering over US$5 billion in capital.
Fukuoka is the third largest trade partner of Hanoi.