|Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (L) receives Governor of Saitama prefecture Ueda Kiyoshi in Ha Noi yesterday. — Photo VNA
HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam strives wholeheartedly to strengthen the extensive strategic partnership with Japan, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung assured Governor of Saitama prefecture Ueda Kiyoshi during a reception in Ha Noi yesterday.
Japan is currently the largest investor in trade partner of and official development assistance provider to Viet Nam.
The host spoke highly of Saitama's business operations in the southern province of Dong Nai and expected them to invest in other Vietnamese localities.
He wished Saitama leaders would work closely together with the two countries' ministries and agencies to clear any arising obstacles.
Ueda, for his part, said Japanese firms paid special attention to and consider the Vietnamese market a top priority in their overseas business strategy, particularly those operating in automobile and electronic spare parts, optical glasses and food processing.
Saitama hoped to continue receiving the Vietnamese Government's support to seek opportunities and expand business operations in Viet Nam, he added. — VNS