Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Van Tung has spoken highly of Japan's initiative to send experts to Vietnam to assist its socio-economic development.
While receiving former Japanese Senator Iowa Matsuda in Hanoi on Oct. 1, Tung said a number of Vietnamese businesses, institutes and universities have got significant support from Japanese experts. They have offered design assistance to Vinaxuki, helping the firm develop and diversify automobile market.
At the reception, Iowa Matsuda proposed sending Japanese leading experts and engineers to Vietnam to assist in the field of science and technology. It is expected to help the country promote socio-economic development as Japan underwent development process like Vietnam.
Tung said the Government has issued a decree on attracting overseas Vietnamese and foreigners to take part in scientific and technological activities in Vietnam. This is a legal framework for foreign experts, including Japanese, to operate in Vietnam.
Vietnam is in high demand for good experts who are experienced in science, technology and post-harvest processing to help raise added value in agriculture and boost the development of the support industry, Tung said
For his part, Iowa Matsuda pledged to study and build a proper programme in line with Vietnam's needs, contributing to strengthening bilateral cooperation in science and technology in the future.
Earlier, Matsuda held a working session with State President Truong Tan Sang and Chairman of the National Council for Science and Technology Policy Hoang Van Phong to discuss measures to further promote cooperation in science and technology between Vietnam and Japan.
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