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PM calls for Japanese prefecture’s more investment in Việt Nam

Update: November, 15/2016 - 12:00
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, right, meets with Governor of Japan’s Mie prefecture Eikei Suzuki on November 14. — Photo VNA/VNS
Viet Nam News

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc met with Governor of Japan’s Mie prefecture Eikei Suzuki on November 14, saying he wanted Mie to invest in the industries it has advantages in such as cargo machinery, electronics and chemical production in Việt Nam.

At the meeting in Hà Nội, PM Phúc noted the strong and substantive development of the Việt Nam-Japan extensive strategic partnership, adding the enhancement of locality-to-locality cooperation was critical to bilateral ties.

Many Japanese enterprises have prioritised Việt Nam to invest in and reeled in success. The Northeast Asian nation now ranks second among foreign investors in Việt Nam, but the two sides still need to promote investment partnership to turn Japan into the biggest investor.

The Vietnamese Government and local authorities pledged to provide the best possible conditions for Japanese companies, he noted.

The host leader said his country looked forward to stronger collaboration with Mie in tourism as both own many famous landscapes and relic sites. He asked the two sides to continue cultural exchanges, aside from culture festivals held in each other’s nations.

He also hoped for more labour co-operation, noting that Việt Nam had a young population with quality workers.

For his part, Eikei Suzuki said his 50-strong delegation included many city and business leaders in Mie who aim to seek co-operation opportunities in culture, economy, investment and environment.

Surveys show that most small- and medium-sized enterprises in the prefecture want to make overseas investments, and Việt Nam is among their top choices, according to Suzuki.

Mie prefecture is home to leading technology businesses such as Honda, Toyota and Toshiba. The Governor expressed his hope for closer co-operation in this field.

The Mie delegation also worked with officials of some Vietnamese cities, including Hội An, to boost tourism, investment and business partnerships. The two sides should bolster ties in aviation so as to facilitate the travel to each other, he said.

Eikei Suzuki also voiced the willingness to further co-operate with Việt Nam in environmental protection and seaport development. — VNS

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