At the working session with Japanese Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Saito Tetsuo, the two sides expressed delight at the growth in transport cooperation along with the deepening ties between Vietnam and Japan.
Minister Thang suggested that the two sides sign a new memorandum of understanding on comprehensive cooperation to replace the one signed in 2010.
He also asked the Japanese side to share its experience in developing a synchronous and modern transport system and work together to address obstacles for infrastructure projects funded by Japanese official development assistance.
Japanese Minister Saito Tetsuo said he agrees with Vietnam’s suggestions and called on the two sides to continue promoting closer cooperation to achieve more substantive results in celebration of 50 years of diplomatic ties.
As part of his working visit to Japan, Minister Thanh also met with JICA Senior Vice President Keiichiro Nakazawa, surveyed a number of high-quality infrastructure projects in Japan, and worked with several Japanese agencies in infrastructure development.