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State president welcomes Japanese guest

Update: November, 04/2015 - 09:19
President Truong Tan Sang meets with Japan International Friendship Exchange Council (FEC) Vice President Yoshihiko Nakagaki in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang

HA NOI (VNS) — President Truong Tan Sang voiced his hope for deepened wide-ranging co-operation with Japan at a reception for Japan International Friendship Exchange Council (FEC) Vice President Yoshihiko Nakagaki in Ha Noi yesterday.

The President told his guest that Viet Nam's policy to stabilise the macro-economy and rein in inflation has born fruit, with economic growth averaging about 6 per cent over the past five years.

He affirmed that Japan's foreign direct investment (FDI) and official development assistance (ODA) had contributed to Viet Nam's socio-economic development.

Viet Nam was keen to expand its markets and raise the competitiveness of its goods, especially farm products, Sang said, expressing his hope for Japan's further assistance.

According to the leader, Viet Nam was co-operating with foreign partners, including Japan, to train post-graduate students in a number of majors.

He briefed his guest on the enactment of the amended 2014 Enterprise Law, which he said was expected to spur growth in the country's private economy.

He expected that Japan would continue working with Viet Nam in the latter's industrialisation and modernisation efforts.

Nakagaki said he hoped the country would carry forward its sound policies amid the world's uncertainties.

Along with collaboration in politics, economics and investment, the two countries needed to step up people-to-people exchanges in a bid to increase mutual understanding between their citizens, he said. — VNS

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