|Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) welcomes Japanese Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Sanae Takaichi.
Vietnam desires to cooperate with Japan – a reliable partner in e-government building and cyber security, the Government leader said and highlighted the flourishing Vietnam-Japan extensive strategic partnership as well as strengthened political trust across multiple fields.
Japan remains an important economic partner, the biggest provider of official development assistance (ODA), the second biggest foreign investor and the fourth largest trading partner of Vietnam, PM Phuc noted.
He thanked Japan for its provision of ODA in almost three decades, which, he said, has contributed significantly to Vietnam’s socio-economic development, poverty reduction and infrastructure development.
In order to foster the bilateral extensive strategic partnership in the time ahead, the Vietnamese cabinet leader urged Japan continue to help the Vietnamese Government reform and improve efficiency of the administrative apparatus, building an e-government towards a digital government, digital economy and digital society and effectively carry out state management projects on information and communications.
Takaichi said the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications have signed a cooperation agreement, opening up a new page for partnership in the fields of post, information and communications.
She affirmed her nation’s readiness to cooperate and share experience with Vietnam in developing cyber security and apply information technology (IT) in statistical activities.
Japanese businesses can contribute to the development of IT and take part in IT expos in Vietnam, the minister said.
She suggested both nations should cooperate in administrative consultation and settlement of administrative procedures to protect legitimate rights of Vietnamese citizens in Japan and Japanese nationals in Vietnam.
On this occasion, host and guest witnessed the signing of a diplomatic note of exchange between the two governments on the provision of hardware of the government report information system by Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Kunio Umeda and Minister, Chairman of the Vietnamese Government Office Mai Tien Dung.