Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc meets with Shinobe Osamu – leader of ANA Holdings Inc., the largest aviation group in Japan and one of the world’s leading airlines. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất
TOKYO — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has affirmed that Việt Nam vows to create the best business environment for Japanese enterprises and urged them to expand activities in the country and increase connections with local firms.
Meeting representatives of some Japanese businesses on the sidelines of the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting in Tokyo yesterday, the PM lauded the role of Japanese companies in fostering bilateral ties and thanked them for contributing to Việt Nam’s development.
At a reception for Shinobe Osamu – leader of ANA Holdings Inc., the largest aviation group in Japan and one of the world’s leading airlines – the PM asked the firm to step up collaboration with Vietnamese carriers.
He applauded ANA’s purchase of more shares of national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and its co-operation in training human resources for Viet Nam’s aviation sector.
The ANA leader appreciated the support of the Vietnamese Government, saying his group had had a good level of co-operation with Vietnam Airlines and will look to expand it.
ANA was speeding up connectivity projects to make famous Vietnamese localities such as Đà Nẵng, Nha Trang and Phú Quốc competitive destinations, he said.
He expressed his wish that the Japanese government would provide more favourable conditions for Vietnamese citizens to enter Japan.
Receiving Okada Motoya, CEO of AEON Group, one of the largest retailers in the world, Phúc encouraged the group to bring made-in-Việt Nam products, especially farm produce and food, to its shopping malls around the globe. He suggested AEON develop a system of large-scale, modern shopping malls and train human resources for the retail sector in Việt Nam.
The AEON leader said Việt Nam was an attractive market for AEON and pledged to bring Vietnamese goods to its stores in Japan and other countries. He proposed the Vietnamese Government facilitate the import of Japanese goods and enable AEON to expand investment to the private credit field.
AEON was committed to social activities such as providing scholarships for Vietnamese students, building schools and protecting the environment, he added.
While talking to Mitsui Tasuo Yasunaga, President and CEO of Mitsui Company, Phúc said the Vietnamese Government wanted Mitsui to increase its investment in infrastructure development, energy including solar power, high-tech industries and artificial intelligence.
The Mitsui leader said he was impressed with the development of Việt Nam, pledging the company’s long-term investment in the nation. — VNS