Two Japanese named honorary consul generals of Vietnam

Two Japanese have been appointed honorary consul generals of Vietnam in the cities of Nagoya and Mie who pledged to do everything possible to develop Vietnam and its ties with Japan.

Vietnam’s Ambassador to Japan, Vu Hong Nam, hands over the decision to Professor Nagato Natsume. (Photo: VNA)

During a ceremony held on January 14, Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Vu Hong Nam, on behalf of Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son, handed over the nomination decisions to the two Japanese citizens.

Accordingly, Professor Nagato Natsume is serving as Vietnam’s Honorary Consul General in Nagoya for the second term. Moriyuki Taniguchi will hold the same position in Mie for the next three years.

Speaking at the event, Nam expressed hope that the consuls general will help further expand Vietnam-Japan strategic partnership and provide assistance to Vietnamese students in Japan and Japanese companies in the two cities. to invest in Vietnam. He himself also pledged to offer the best support to the consuls general so that they can carry out their mission.

Natsume is director of the Japanese Cleft Palate Foundation. The 65-year-old doctor has worked tirelessly to help Vietnamese children with cleft palate receive life-changing surgeries since 1990 and to transfer technologies in this field to Vietnamese doctors. As Vietnam’s honorary consul in Nagoya, he helped establish the Aichi-Vietnam Friendship Association in April 2018.

He plans to found a research institute in Vietnam that will not only focus on medical studies but also other fields in April.

Taniguchi, 73, served as a member of the Aichi council from 1983 to 1988. In 2011, he established the Japan-Vietnam Association for Friendship Economic Exchanges, serving as chairman./.

Source: VNA

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