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Find ways to boost VN-Japan partnership: PM

Update: December, 10/2016 - 09:00
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc yesterday urged stronger partnerships with Japan in agriculture, labour, culture and tourism sectors. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất

HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc yesterday urged stronger partnerships with Japan in agriculture, labour, culture and tourism sectors.

Receiving Isao Iijima, Special Advisor to the Japanese Cabinet, in Hà Nội, he also suggested that Japan opens its market wider for products that Việt Nam enjoys advantages in, like agro-fisheries, dragon fruit and litchi. 
He stressed the importance of strengthening political trust between the two countries through high-level visits and meetings on the sidelines of international events. This would foster the Việt Nam-Japan extensive strategic partnership, he said.

Phúc also expressed hope for more investment from Japanese firms, including small-and medium-sized ones, and recommended a number of special measures to bolster bilateral trade and investment co-operation. 
Affirming that Việt Nam sees Japan as a great friend and an important, long-term partner, he said Việt Nam also wants to expand co-operation between localities of both countries. 
Isao Iijima expressed his hope that the Vietnamese Government would continue facilitating Japanese firms’ operations in Việt Nam. 
He pledged to make every effort to contribute to the growth of ties between the two countries. — VNS

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