On February 24, President Truong Tan Sang received a 5-member delegation from the Kyushu Economic Federation led by President Aso Yukata to seek investment and business opportunities in Vietnam.
The State leader emphasized the importance of Kyushu, saying the region and Vietnam have great potential for stronger cooperation in the future.
|President Truong Tan Sang meets Kyushu Economic Federation President Aso Yukata (L) in Hanoi
He said that Vietnam will seek cooperation opportunities in Japanese southern prefectures including Kyushu and will create favorable conditions for Japanese businesses to operate in existing industrial parks or build an industrial park specifically for those from Kyushu.
He called for expanded cooperation in tourism, education, training, vocational training, and support industries.
For his part, Yukata said Japan is keen to expand cooperation with Vietnam in high-tech agriculture and fisheries and is ready to accept Vietnamese workers.
Kyushu- the third largest island in Japan, is currently home to over 8,500 Vietnamese nationals and nearly 50 regional companies in Kyushu are investing in Vietnam.