HA NOI (VNS)— Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung received Japanese Ambassador Tanizaki Yasuaki in Ha Noi yesterday to discuss measures to foster co-operation between the two countries.
Dung expressed his pleasure at the development of the Viet Nam-Japan strategic partnership over the past time, saying it has boosted the common development of both nations.
He affirmed that Vie t Nam would do its utmost to work with Japan to continue boosting bilateral ties.
The PM expressed his wish that the two sides promote the exchange of delegations and people-to-people exchanges to strengthen the friendship, mutual trust and understanding between the two peoples, particularly as 2013 is the Viet Nam-Japan Friendship Year.
In the economic field, Viet Nam wishes to continue receiving official development assistance (ODA) from Japan, he said, suggesting that the two sides work together to smooth the way for economic co-operation projects between the two countries.
For his part, Yasuaki said that Japanese businesses are always interested in investment cooperation opportunities in Vietnam.
He also expressed his wish that the Vietnamese Government will create favourable conditions for Japanese companies to do long-term business in Viet Nam and added that Japan is ready to share experiences in building and developing a national economy with Viet Nam, especially when it comes to handling bad debts. — VNS