PM receives Governor of Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture

Friday, 2017-07-14 11:53:09
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PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (right) and Governor of Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture, Kuroiwa Yuji. (Photo: VGP)
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NDO – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has pledged to create favourable conditions for Japanese companies to do business in Vietnam, during his reception for Governor of Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture, Kuroiwa Yuji, in Hanoi on July 14.

The PM expressed his delight to see that the extensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and Japan is growing rapidly across various spheres, from the central to the local level.

He spoke highly of the working trips made to Vietnam by leaders of Japanese localities to seek cooperation opportunities, including Kanagawa, which has organised and developed the “Vietnam Festival in Kanagawa” into an annual event in Japan.

PM Phuc stressed the need to accelerate the increasing trend in the number of Japanese businesses expanding investment in Vietnam, aiming to create a new wave of Japanese investment in the Southeast Asian country and make Japan the largest foreign direct investment (FDI) provider to Vietnam.

He placed emphasis on the role and responsibility played by leaders of the two countries’ ministries, sectors and localities in implementing the cooperation documents signed between the two Governments, particularly the agreements worth US$22 billion reached during his official visit to Japan last month.

The PM welcomed Kanagawa’s health cooperation with the Vietnamese side, while suggesting that the prefecture, in which nearly 14,000 Vietnamese people are living, further facilitate bilateral ties in the field of labour.

He hailed the organisation of the Vietnam Festival in Kanagawa as a meaningful and effective form of tourism promotion, noting that he would direct the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and localities to implement this model.

For his part, Kuroiwa Yuji informed the PM about the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Kanagawa Prefecture and the Hanoi Medical University, particularly in the field of nutrition, expressing his wish to collaborate with Vietnam in this domain as well as in providing healthcare tours to Kanagawa.

The Kanagawa delegation successfully organised an investment and tourism promotion seminar in Hanoi, and many Japanese enterprises have voiced their interest while reaching decisions to invest in Vietnam, the guest noted.

Kanagawa will provide optimal support for Vietnamese investors in Japan, he said, adding that his prefecture will host the “Vietnam Festival in Kanagawa 2017” this September on a much larger scale compared to previous editions.