After the meeting, Vietnam News Agency Tokyo interviewed several Vietnamese people living in Japan on the significance of the two countries’ upgrade of bilateral ties to the comprehensive strategic partnership level as well as the importance of President Thuong’s visit.

President Vo Van Thuong (fourth from left, second row) takes a photo with the staff of the Vietnamese Embassy and representatives of the Vietnamese community in Japan

Tran Van Tho, Professor Emeritus at Waseda University, said that Vietnamese intellectuals in Japan expect the visit will help concretize a number of human resources exchange and training programs between the two countries.

In the coming time, Vietnam will have a huge need for high-quality human resources, while Japan is a country with advanced technology and rich experiences in training high-quality human resources to serve industrialization.

Chairman of Metran company Tran Ngoc Phuc, who is former President of the Vietnamese Association in Japan, said that Vietnam and Japan’s upgrade of their bilateral relationship to the comprehensive strategic partnership is also the expectation of Vietnamese businessmen and people living and working in Japan.

Phuc stated that entrepreneurs in Japan who want to invest in Vietnam are currently facing many difficulties. Therefore, he said he believes that the upgrade will help them overcome difficulties and facilitate their investment.

Source: VNA