Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Nguyen Quoc Cuong expressed wish for further Japanese support to Vietnam in processing and preserving food and farm produce while meeting Vice Governor of Ibaraki prefecture Yamaguchi Yachiru in Tsukuba city on November 18.
Cuong gave praise to scientific, technological and technical development of Ibaraki and Tsukuba city in particular, saying that future bilateral ties in scientific research remains promising.
Yachiru thanked the Vietnamese authorities for providing assistance to links between Ibaraki and Vietnamese localities, which she said, has prompted Japanese firms to seek opportunities in Vietnam.
She spoke highly of a vocational training initiative for 500 Vietnamese workers who will be received by Ibaraki cooperative alliance in the near future.
As Japan is preparing for the 2020 Summer Olympics, she hoped that Vietnam will choose Ibaraki for its sport village project and pledged the provision of all necessary infrastructure and equipment.
Earlier, the Vietnamese delegation visited an exhibit of robots and welfare medical equipment displayed by Cyberbyne company.
They also held working sessions with the High Energy Accelerator Research Organisation, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency in Tsubaki.
Established in 1963, Tsukuba is one of the largest scientific cities in Asia and Japan and currently home to 220,000 people, 96 scientific research establishments, two universities and more than 100 technological enterprises.