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|Minister-Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung (right) and Japanese Ambassador to Viet Nam Umeda Kunio (left) sign the Exchange of Note in Ha Noi on January 9, 2020. Photo: VGP|
The grant agreement was signed by Minister-Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung and Japanese Ambassador to Viet Nam Umeda Kunio under the presence of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Japanese Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Sanae Takaichi .
Earlier the same day, PM Phuc hosted reception for Sanae, during which the former highlighted that the Viet Nam-Japan extensive strategic partnership is advancing well and comprehensive with increasingly consolidated political trust.
|Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (right) receives Japanese Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Sanae Takaichi at the Government Office in Ha Noi on January 9, 2020. Photo: VGP|
Japan continues to be the biggest official development assistance (ODA) provider, the second largest investor and the fourth biggest trade partner of Viet Nam, emphasized Phuc.
He thanked Japan for its ODA grant over nearly three decades, which has made important contributions to socio-economic development, poverty reduction, and infrastructure development in Viet Nam.
The Government has always attached importance to and seriously implemented its ODA commitments between the two countries, Phuc said.
He called on Japan to continue its assistance for Viet Nam to reform and improve the effectiveness of the State apparatus and foster e-government development towards building a digital government and digital economy.
The Government chief also urged the Vietnamese Government Office and the Ministry of Information and Communications to strengthen cooperation with the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in deploying the signed documents.