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Minister Pham Thi Hai Chuyen had received Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam before he came back to the country for new tasks


On the afternoon of 4th September, 2013, at the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), Minister Pham Thi Hai Chuyen had a meeting and said farewell to Mr. Yasuaki Tanizki, Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary of Japan who ended his term in Vietnam before coming back to the country to receive new tasks. Attending the meeting were representative leaders of some departments in the Ministry.

     On behalf of the MOLISA, Minister Pham Thi Hai Chuyen thanked Ambassador Yasuaki Tanizki for the effective, close coordination with the Ministry in the past time in implementing and promoting the cooperation of labor and social affairs. At the same time, she gave information on the result of cooperation between the MOLISA and Japan, including the areas of labor, human resource development and society. Since 1992, the MOLISA has cooperated with Japan to conduct the program of sending trainees to study in Japan through the two main partners as Japan international human resource development agency (IM Japan) and Japan international training cooperation organization (JITCO). Up to now, the total number of Vietnamese trainees sent to Japan under this program is 1,079 people, including 105 people from the poor districts of 15 provinces across the country.
     The cooperation programs between the MOLISA and JITCO are promoted more closely through regular meetings every 2 years and the number of trainees sent to Japan by labor export enterprises in each year is also increasing. In 2011, Japan received nearly 7,000 trainees and employees from Vietnam. In 2012 more than 8,000 trainees studied and worked in Japan. Most Vietnamese trainees are highly appreciated working hard with positive attitude by Japanese businesses and manufacturing institutions.
     Currently, the MOLISA are cooperating with Japan to train 150 nursing candidates about Japanese during 12 months in Vietnam for taking certificate of Japanese language, those who achieve the certificate will be selected to continue to study Japanese in Japan for 2 months, and then they will be sent to work in Japan's hospitals and medical institutions in early 2014. Recently, the MOLISA and the IM Japan have signed a cooperation agreement in the field of human resource development for poor young people of Vietnam, thereby, creating conditions for Vietnam's poor young people to participate in vocational training programs to take job certificates and have opportunities to go to Japan under trainee programs. In addition, the Japan Poverty Reduction Fund donated 2 million USD to implement the project "Poverty reduction through vocational training" in 2 provinces of Tra Vinh and Soc Trang with the purpose of providing vocational training for farmers to increase income and escape from poverty.
     In the social field, in the past years, the MOLISA and Japan have regularly conducted activities of exchanging survey teams, providing training to enhance the capacity in such areas as rehabilitation, caring people with disabilities, the elderly, sharing the experience of formulating social insurance policy, social protection policy through annual study, survey programs of the Japan international cooperation agency of welfare services for staff of the Ministry. At the same time, Japan has regularly sent volunteers of physical therapy to work in Vietnam, to share experiences, support rehabilitation centers and disabled children of the MOLISA. Furthermore, the MOLISA and JICA-Vietnam signed the agreement of the project "Human trafficking prevention hotline" to set up a hotline to connect information, provide effective services of human trafficking prevention and assist human trafficking victims at the national level and 2 pilot provinces known as the connecting centers of the project including An Giang and Ha Giang in 3 years (2012-2015).
     The Minister of the MOLISA Pham Thi Hai Chuyen hoped that after coming back to Japan to receive new tasks, the Ambassador Yasuaki Tanizki continue to closely coordinate with Ministries in particular and agencies of Vietnam in general to promote the cooperation between Vietnam and Japan.