|Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (centre right) lauded effective cooperation between Japanese and Vietnamese businesses while receiving Special Advisor to the Japanese Cabinet Isao Iijima in Hà Nội on Saturday. — VNA/VNS Photo Văn Điệp|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc lauded the effective cooperation between Japanese and Vietnamese businesses as he received the Special Advisor to the Japanese Cabinet Isao Iijima in Hà Nội on Saturday.
As Việt Nam and Japan have enjoyed an extensive strategic partnership in various fields, with especially strong cooperation in economics, the Prime Minister expressed his hope that Japan would take the lead in foreign direct investment (FDI) in Việt Nam.
He said he hopes that enterprises from the Northeast Asian nation would have more opportunities to invest in the country as the Vietnamese Government puts forth the equitisation of state-own enterprises and large firms make plans to launch initial public offerings (IPOs).
In recent times, shares of giant groups like Vinamilk and Sabeco have been sold successfully to foreign investors, he noted.
Isao Iijima, for his part, informed his host that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appreciated the phone talks with Prime Minister Phuc on December 22.
Japanese groups were interested in joining in the equitisation of Vietnamese state-owned enterprises as well as enlarging operations in the Southeast Asian nation, he added. — VNS