President Truong Tan Sang on September 30 received Nakagaki Yoshihiko, Vice President of Japan’s International Friendship Exchange Council and Chairman of the Japan-Vietnam Cultural and Economic Exchange Committee.
At their meeting in Hanoi , the Vietnamese leader spoke highly of progressive economic, trade and investment activities between the two countries, adding that his country values the integration once the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, to which Japan is a party, is signed.
He said Vietnam will try its best to lure more Japanese small- and medium-sized enterprises which he believes will help develop Vietnam ’s support industries.
He also asked the Japanese side to provide information about the demand and capacity of its businesses so that Vietnamese ministries and sectors can easily bridge them with their localities.
Additionally, President Truong Tan Sang pledged maximum efforts to accelerate the progress of Japanese-funded key traffic projects and open new direct air routes linking the two nations.
For his part, Nakagaki Yoshihiko appreciated Vietnam ’s positive and stable economic situation as well as its potential for investment and cooperation.
Vietnam needs to further develop its support industries, infrastructure, power supply, and vocational training, he said, adding that Japan is willing to work with the country to bring bilateral ties to a new level.
Japan also wishes to expand successful joint educational and medical cooperation models in Vietnam , he said.
Nakagaki Yoshihiko affirmed that he and other members of the Japanese delegation will work to enhance investment cooperation with the Vietnamese business circle, thus helping their economic relations live up to potential.
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