Provincial People's Committee welcomed and worked with the delegation from Hiroshima (Japan)

Tuesday - 26/06/2018 09:20
(Quang Tri Web) On October 11th, 2017, Mr. Nguyen Duc Chinh, Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the provincial People's Committee met with the delegation from Hiroshima Province (Japan) led by Mr. Ihara Osamu, President of Hiroshima Peace and Friendship Association visiting Quang Tri. Attendants included representatives of leaders of relevant departments and the Provincial Union of Friendship Organizations.
From 1996 to present, Japan has supported Quang Tri in implementation of 30 projects with a capital of about $23 million, accounting for 10% of total ODA funding for Quang Tri; Many volunteers have come to Quang Tri to help in the fields of health, education and other meaningful charitable activities such as scholarships, medical equipment, support for the poor.
Expressing his gratitude for the warm welcome of Quang Tri authorities and people for the delegation, Mr. Ihara Osamu said that was the 10th visit to Quang Tri. He Confirmed the three main missions of the Hiroshima Peace and Friendship Association by exchanging some information related to the activities towards the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Hiroshima-Vietnam and Quang Tri Peace and Friendship Association as well as 45 years of establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Japan.
Welcoming the delegation form Hiroshima Province, Mr. Nguyen Duc Chinh, Chairman of Quang Tri Provincial People's Committee emphasized: Quang Tri and Hiroshima suffered from a lot of damage and severe consequences of the war. As the peace was restored, the authorities and people of the two provinces made every effort to overcome the consequences of the war to rebuild the country. Based on the sympathy, the two provinces have exchanged, expressed their aspirations to promote the establishment of friendship and cooperation relation.
Through this visit of the delegation, Mr. Nguyen Duc Chinh hoped that the Hiroshima Peace and Friendship Association would continue to promote the signing of a cooperation agreement between Quang Tri and Hiroshima, establish friendly and cooperation relation between two localities for peace and development. With the efforts of both sides, in 2018, there will be talks between senior leaders of the two provinces to talk about specific fields. Besides, the two parties consider to encourage and help high school graduates with good academic performance to continue to study in Hiroshima; support Agent Orange/dioxin victims; build preschools and primary schools in remote communes with exceptional difficulties; provide a lot of medical equipment necessary for mountainous communes with special difficulties…
The Chairman of Quang Tri Provincial People's Committee supported the projected activities of the Association in 2018 in Quang Tri, he said that Quang Tri province was expected to discuss with Hiroshima Province to choose one day in 2018 as Peace Day, expected to be January 27 - as it was the date when the Paris Peace Accord was signed, 2018 is also the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Vietnam. Based on that, the two sides would have many coordinated activities.
On the afternoon of the same day, the delegation visited the Thanh Co Secondary School and attended the scholarship ceremony at the Provincial Ethnic Minority Boarding School.

Author: Van Anh

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