Japan is willing to provide support and cooperate with Vietnam in the field of high-tech agriculture, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroshige Seko said on October 8 during a meeting with the Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Le Thanh Hai in Tokyo.
Seko spoke highly of the city’s efforts to improve its investment climate in a bid to attract more Japanese investors, especially in the support industries.
Highly valuing the assistance Japan has given to Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City in particular, Hai proposed Japan continue to provide ODA to Vietnam and the city.
He also asked Seko to convey his appeal to Japanese businesses for more investments in the city’s areas of priority, including infrastructure, advanced technology, environmental protection, support industries and agriculture.
He also affirmed Ho Chi Minh City’s determination to create favourable conditions for Japanese enterprises to operate in the city in a stable and long-term manner.
On the same day, the Ho Chi Minh City delegation paid a courtesy call to Jsao Lijima, special advisor to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who reported that the Japanese Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Nishikawa Koya would soon visit Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City.
The special advisor also asked for the prompt implementation of cooperation projects with Vietnam and the city in the field of agriculture.
Briefing Jsao Lijima on the outcomes of his working sessions with Japanese agencies, Hai highlighted the vast potential for Vietnam-Japan agricultural cooperation, since Vietnam was in need of advanced technology applicable to its rapidly developing agricultural sector.
The affiliation will not only contribute to boosting the bilateral partnership, but also ensure food security and improve the standing of Vietnam and Japan in the regional and global arena, Hai said.
On October 8, Hai also worked with Japan’s National Police Agency and Fire Department to discuss ways to increase cooperation on fire fighting and prevention, and search and rescue efforts.
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