BANDUNG-West Java Provincial Government committed to enhance cooperation with Shizouka Prefecture, Japan in the form of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This commitment was delivered by the Governor of West Java Ahmad Heryawan (Aher) when meeting the entourage of Indonesia Hamamatsu Friendship Institute (LPIH) Japan in Lokantara Meeting Room Gedung Sate, Diponegoro Street No. 22, Bandung, Friday morning (8/9/17).
Previously, West Java and Shizouka have signed Letter of Intent (LoI) some time ago. Aher said his side wants to resolve it in the form of a MoU for cooperation in various fields, such as human resource development, science and technology, economics, sports, tourism, and other fields.
"We will continue this LoI to become a MoU. I hope the cooperation can be more smoothly and well done, "Aher hope in front of the LPIH delegation chaired by Tanaka Hiroji.
For that, on this occasion Aher ask LPIH parties can facilitate such cooperation to be stronger. Through this cooperation can be initiated cooperation Kembaran Province or Sister Province between West Java with Shizouka.
"At the same time we are also pioneering Sister Province between West Java and Shizouka," Aher said.
Meanwhile, Chairman of LPIH Group Tanaka Hiroji revealed that he is very interested in West Java. He also did not expect the relationship between West Java with Shizouka can be intertwined quickly in the form of LoI.
"I think cooperation with West Java will be realized in two years. But it turns out last year was able to LoI, very quickly. It's like the speed of the Shinkansen (Japanese speed train), "Tanaka said.
LPIH is a collection of Indonesian and Japanese students in Hamamatsu, one of the cities in Prevektur Shizouka. It is expected that this LPIH can play a more active role in improving cooperation relationship with various regions in Indonesia, one of West Java Province.