Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received Japanese Deputy Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Tsutomu Tomioka in Hanoi on July 18, during which they discussed the possibility to boost technology links between the two nations.


Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Japanese Deputy Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Tsutomu Tomioka in Hanoi

The PM highlighted fruitful development in many fields between the two countries in the recent time, especially in human resources training and hi-tech, saying that he hopes the visit will contribute to promoting the Vietnam-Japan Extensive Strategic Partnership. 

He suggested the two sides foster hi-tech cooperation - the strength of Japan, stressing that Vietnam highly values Japan’s new technologies applied in treating cancer. 

Vietnam wants the Japanese side to provide more information relating to the expense and roadmap for transferring the technology for Vietnam, the PM said. 

He said he hopes Japan will strengthen links with Vietnam in space technology and suppercomputer development, and the two sides will sign a agreement on cooperation in science and technology as soon as possible.  

For his part, Tsutomu Tomioka affirmed that his country wishes to bolster science and technology connection with Vietnam to a higher level.  

He emphasised the potential for the two sides to boost links in cancer treatment, space technology and supercomputer development, saying that Vietnam should focus on personnel training for these sectors if the country is interested in them.

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