Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc meets Governor of Japan’s Saitama prefecture Motohiro Ono in Hà Nội on Monday. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc hosted a reception for Motohiro Ono, Governor of Japan’s Saitama prefecture, in Hà Nội on Monday.
During the meeting, PM Phúc highlighted the increasing fruitful relations and enhanced political trust between Việt Nam and Japan, saying co-operation between localities of the two nations played a vital role in promoting bilateral ties.
The Vietnamese leader expressed his belief that Ono would contribute to fostering co-operation between Saitama and Vietnamese localities, and between Việt Nam and Japan.
He hoped Japan would take the lead in FDI and trade in Việt Nam, with Saitama taking the lead in this process.
For his part, Ono thanked PM Phúc for his attendance at the coronation ceremony of Japanese Emperor Naruhito, saying that it helped consolidate their close relations and the extensive strategic partnership between Việt Nam and Japan.
Saitama attached special importance to expanding relations with Việt Nam, and always created favourable conditions for Vietnamese people living, studying and working in the prefecture, he added.
He said the Japanese delegation had worked with representatives from Việt Nam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment to help Vietnamese firms to seek co-operation and business opportunities in Saitama.
The Japanese official expressed his hope that the two sides would strongly bolster their co-operation towards a more prosperous and sustainable future for both countries. — VNS