HCM City seeks stronger cooperation with Japanese prefecture

VOV.VN - Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Council Pham Duc Hai affirmed Ho Chi Minh City’s desire to intensify exchange and cooperation activities in a broad range of fields with the Japanese prefecture of Hokkaido while receiving Vice Governor of Hokkaido Yasuhiro Tsuji on January 18.

Hai praised the Hokkaido administration for regularly sending working groups to Vietnam’s southern economic hub of Ho HCM to boost bilateral economic, trade, and cultural ties and assured Vietnam’s willingness to offer every favourable condition for Hokkaido businesses to invest in the city.

The municipal leader also appreciated the quality of Hokkaido farm produce and seafood, as well as its tourism potential which will provide plenty of opportunities for stronger bilateral cooperation in the future.

Yasuhiro Tsuji, in turn, said the visit of the working group from Hokkaido to HCM City is designed to advance fruitful cooperation especially in potential fields such as economics, trade, science-technology, agriculture, tourism, and culture.

A workshop highlighting cooperation potential and opportunities in the fields of technology, agriculture, and environment will be held as part of the sixth Vietnam-Japan Festival festival to be held in HCM City from January 19-20.
Additionally, Hokkaido wishes to introduce its tourism potential to locals with a view to drawing more Vietnamese tourists to the Japanese prefecture he said.