#Vietnam wishes to foster sound relations with #Japan: PM

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc affirmed Viet Nam’s wish to maintain sound relations with Japan, while expressing his hopes that Japan would become Viet Nam’s largest foreign investor in the near future.

The PM made the remarks at a reception for a visiting delegation of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), headed by its President Akio Mimura, in Ha Noi on January 23.

Japan is one of the countries leading direct investment, trade and official development assistance (ODA) provision in Viet Nam, he said, voicing his delight to see that Japanese groups, including Itochu, Marubeni and IHI, are operating successfully in Viet Nam.

The Vietnamese government will continue listening to opinions from investors, and strongly improving the domestic business climate so as to break into the leading group of ASEAN and the world in the field, PM Phuc noted.

He hailed Vietnamese students in Japan as a promising workforce for Japanese companies and a contributory factor to the relations between the two countries.

For his part, JCCI President Akio Mimura said that his delegation includes representatives from 70 leading Japanese enterprises, which he said, reflects the Japanese business community’s huge interest in the Vietnamese market.

Japanese businesses consider Viet Nam a promising market in terms of investment and trade opportunities, he said, expressing his expectation that Viet Nam’s business environment will be further improved to attract more Japanese investors.

During the meeting, JCCI members also proposed a number of measures to improve Viet Nam’s business climate and attract more Japanese investment in the country.

Source: VGP

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