At the meeting, Vice State President Thinh expressed her appreciation to the roughly 300 participants for their attendance and noted she was keenly interested in learning of the problems they have encountered doing business in Vietnam.
During this visit, she said she would like to build a relationship of trust with them and wanted them to know that her commitment to developing a strong economic alliance between Japan and Vietnam is unwavering.
Chair Akio Mimura in turn stated his express appreciation to business leaders representing Japan for gathering. Japan and Vietnam share values and strategic interests and attach importance to freedom as well as the rule of law.
On this basis, the two countries have experienced problems and need to change their economic relationship for the better but should preserve what shouldn't be changed and deal with the various other issues dynamically.
Together, he said, the two countries could overcome the current difficulties and then play a leading role in economic growth in the world. With the world situation changing dramatically, he said, he would like to ask for their continuing support in working to strengthen trade and economic relations between the two countries.