The event, part of the Japanese Culture Days in Quang Nam taking place from August 17-19, drew the participation of Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Umeda Kunio, representatives from Japanese cities and prefectures, international cooperation agencies, and leaders of 150 Vietnamese and Japanese businesses.
Speaking at the meeting, Le Van Thanh, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said that since the two countries set up their diplomatic ties 45 years ago, the relations between Quang Nam and Japan’s localities, organisations and enterprises have grown continuously.
Along with development cooperation programmes, Quang Nam is one of the localities to welcome the most delegations of Japanese enterprises.
Currently, Japan runs 20 projects worth US$115 million in Quang Nam, ranking third among over 20 nations and territories investing in the central province.
However, both Vietnamese and Japanese enterprises acknowledged that Japan’s investment in Quang Nam fails to meet the two sides’ potential and strengths, in comparison with the country’s investment in other Vietnamese localities.
Therefore, the meeting offered a chance for them to seek new cooperative opportunities, they said.