|Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and General Director of AEON Mall Vietnam Y. Iwamura (Photo: VNA)
The PM wished that the group would invest more in Vietnam and consume more Vietnamese products.
He said the Vietnamese government and Hanoi authorities support AEON’s plan to build a modern shopping mall in the south of the capital city, adding that Hanoi authorities were assigned to adjust planning to serve the project.
The host suggested AEON boost the export of Vietnamese products to Japan.
Iwamura said the AEON Mall Hoang Mai is scheduled to open by 2020. Apart from four shopping malls at present, two others are under construction.
The company will double the import of Vietnamese goods to 500 million USD as Vietnam is likely to become a quality food supplier to Japanese consumers. The figure could surge to 1 billion USD by 2025. Last year, it imported Vietnamese goods worth nearly 250 million USD for sale in its malls in Japan.