TOKYO — Party Politburo member Truong Tan Sang has called on enterprises from Japan's Kansai region to invest more in Viet Nam, especially in science and technology.
During his Saturday's receptions of leaders of the Kansai Economic Federation, the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, plus discussions with leaders of Kansai region's economic groups, Sang pledged favourable conditions for Kansai businesses to get involved in projects in Viet Nam.
Any obstacles would be removed so that Kansai's enterprises could play an important role in development of bilateral trade ties with Japan, said Sang, who is also the permanent member of the Secretariat of the Party Central Committee.
On Friday, Sang received leaders of prefectures in Kansai region and Osaka and Sakai cities.
Sang said he hoped the authorities and socio-economic organisations in Kansai would contribute their ideas to the success of Viet Nam-Japan friendship year in 2013 to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties.
On the occasion, Sang also expressed his deep sympathies over the Japanese people's losses caused by the twin disasters, saying Viet Nam would do its best to contribute to Japan's post-disaster reconstruction.
Leaders of Kansai region's prefectures and economic organisations thanked Viet Nam for its assistance, spiritually and physically.
They said Japan highly valued Viet Nam's dynamism in economic development and expected to boost investment in the country and further strengthen bilateral co-operation, especially in economy, culture, tourism and agriculture. — VNS