(MPI) – Minister Nguyen Chi Dung held an online meeting with Misuo Ochi, President of Hiroshima University, Japan on November 15th, 2021.
Overview of the meeting at the MPI point. Photo: MPI
Shinji Kaneko, Vice President of Hiroshima University and heads of relevant agencies under the Ministry of Planning and Investment also attended the meeting.
Hiroshima University is a public multidisciplinary university and one of the top thirteen universitiesin the fields of economics, law, science, engineering, biology, medicine, agriculture, etc. in Japan. Hiroshima University trains more than 11,000 undergraduates and 5,000 postgraduates every year with nearly 2,000 international students from 60 different countries.
As stated by Minister Nguyen Chi Dung at the meeting, Vietnam and Japan have been extensive and comprehensive strategic partners. He honored Hiroshima University and hoped to coordinate with the University in various fields such as training, economic cooperation, planning, and science. It is also anticipated that this coordination will be a model in the cooperation between the two countries and contribute to promoting Vietnam - Japan relations to a new height.
Misuo Ochi, President of Hiroshima University expressed his appreciation towards Minister Dung’ comments and said that one of the projects being researched by Hiroshima University was the science - technology development related to carbon neutrality and smart cities. Misuo Ochi wished that the success of this project might be applied not only in Japan but also in the development of Vietnam and other countries around the world.
Minister Nguyen Chi Dung suggested that the two sides exchange cooperation in human resource training, public policy, development economics, investment, planning, etc. Regarding scientific research and innovation, both shall support and complement each other's development and research on smart cities, environmental technology, digital communications, smart manufacturing, cybersecurity, carbon neutrality, and high-tech agriculture to put some advanced production and technology models into the agricultural development.
At the meeting, after having mutually agreed on the fields of cooperation, Minister Nguyen Chi Dung assigned the Foreign Investment Agency, under the MPI to be the focal point and to coordinate with related agencies to discuss a detailed Memorandum of Understanding in the coming time./.
Ministry of Planning and Investment