|Minister Counsellor of the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan Nguyễn Trường Sơn at the conference. — Photo VNA|Viet Nam News
TOKYO – Enterprises from the southern province of Đồng Nai and Japan were given a chance to meet and seek co-operation opportunities at a conference in Tokyo on September 7.
The event was jointly held by the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan and Đồng Nai province People’s Committee with the aim of promoting export-import activities between the two countries.
Speaking before representatives from 20 Vietnamese firms and over 50 Japanese enterprises, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Trần Văn Vinh highlighted the province’s advantages in terms of natural, economic and social conditions.
He stressed that Đồng Nai, with stable and high economic growth at an average 13 per cent per year, is one of the leading industrial localities in Việt Nam.
According to Vinh, the province accounted for 9-10 per cent of the nation’s export revenues with key staples like garments, footwear, coffee, rubber, cashew and pepper.
Japan is the second largest trade partner of Đồng Nai, importing US$1.58 billion worth of products from the province in 2016 while the province splashed out $1.3 billion buying Japanese goods the same year.
The official stressed that there is large room for Đồng Nai to enhance trade relations with Japanese businesses, and the province commits to creating favourable conditions for enterprises for mutual benefits.
Minister Counsellor of the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan Nguyễn Trường Sơn affirmed that Việt Nam and Japan are enjoying sound relations, facilitating bilateral trade relations.
Meanwhile, Đồng Nai is in the development triangle of HCM City-Bình Dương-Đồng Nai, which is Việt Nam’s most dynamic economic region. Thanks to efforts to renovate administrative procedures and good business climate, Đồng Nai has been a bright spot in foreign investment attraction. Many Japanese enterprises have made success doing business in Đồng Nai, he added.
Tạ Đức Minh, Trade counseller of Việt Nam in Japan, said that bilateral trade relations have been promoted in the past years and Japan has become Việt Nam’s fourth largest trade partner. The conference will strengthen trade between the two countries in general and Đồng Nai and Japan in particular. — VNS