|Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (third from right) and Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) Chairman Hiroyuki Isige (2nd L). — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất|
TOKYO — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc called on Japanese businesses to help their Vietnamese peers develop and support high-technology industries, during a talk with relevant major Japanese businesses on Wednesday.
The talk took place as part of his trip to attend the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting and visit Japan.
The PM said the Vietnamese Government pays close attention to raising the capacity of accessing and grasping development opportunities from the Fourth Industry Revolution, as well as increasing the application of artificial intelligence and high technology in all sectors in order to improve production capacity and competitiveness.
Within this process, Việt Nam attaches importance to training high-quality human resources and developing IT infrastructure, he said, hoping that Japanese businesses will act as guides to Việt Nam.
He called on Japanese firms to set up supplementary production and supply clusters in Việt Nam.
According to the PM, the Vietnamese Government will continue its powerful momentum of reform, cutting down administrative procedures and creating the best conditions for businesses.
He said Việt Nam will help enterprises during the development process, saying the nation will make every effort to address arising issues so they can continue doing successful business in Việt Nam’s and contribute to the development and prosperity of the country.
Japanese enterprises said the business climate in Việt Nam has significantly improved and wished that the Vietnamese Government will provide more favourable conditions for them to expand investment and do long-term business in the country.
Việt Nam revealed that they pay special attntion to training high-quality human resources in Việt Nam to supply companies in Japan. They also wish to expand investment in the fields of distribution, infrastructure connectivity, construction of global data and operation centres, the development of high-tech agriculture, and sectors applying artificial intelligence.
The enterprises pledged to contribute to the development of the Vietnamese economy, as well as preserving and promoting the sound relationship between the two nations.
At a reception for President and CEO Kanetsugu Mike of MUFG, Japan’s largest bank, PM Phúc spoke highly of their business operations in Việt Nam and hoped the bank will continue to be an important bridge for boosting investment and join Việt Nam in the implementation of its banking development strategy.
The MUFG leader thanked the Vietnamese Government for facilitating their operation in the country and vowed to promote investment from Japanese enterprises in Việt Nam, thus contributing to bilateral ties and the development of the Southeast Asian country.
Meeting with Mitsubishi President and CEO Takehiko Kakiuchi, the PM suggested they consider investing in large-scale projects, such as those to develop smart cities in Vietnamese localities, build Liên Chiểu Port in the central city of Đà Nẵng, and install coffee and tea processing lines.
The Mitsubishi President committed to investing in Việt Nam at the highest level, promoting new ideas and studying the expansion of investment in those areas proposed by the PM.
Later the same day, PM Phúc and his entourage left the Haneda International Airport for home, successfully concluding his trip to attend the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting and visit Japan. — VNS