Deputy PM pushes for strong Vietnam-Japan ties

(VOV) - Vietnam wants to increase cooperation with Japan in strategic areas of market economy institutionalisation, human resource development, infrastructure construction, and agricultural production.

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc was speaking while receiving Hideaki Omura, governor of the Japanese Prefecture of Aichi in Hanoi on September 10.

Together with governmental-level relations, Vietnam attaches importance to cooperation between the two countries’ localities, including between Aichi and Vietnamese cities and provinces, said Phuc.

He assured his guest that the government of Vietnam will create the best possible conditions for Japanese businesses to operate efficiently in its territory.  

He also hoped that Japanese businesses, including those from Aichi, will make recommendations to build an attractive investment environment in Vietnam.

Omura said his Vietnam visit aims to explore opportunities for cooperation in the areas of Aichi’s strength, especially aviation.  

He expressed hope there will be more direct flights between Aichi and Hanoi and HCM City of Vietnam in the near future.

He revealed that his prefecture is working with the Vietnamese embassy in Tokyo to organise “Hello Vietnam-Aichi 2013” from September 20-23 featuring trade promotions and cultural activities.

Omura also proposed the Vietnamese government offer incentives to more than 100 businesses from Aichi to operate in Vietnam.