Japan would encourage more businesses to invest in Vietnam, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung expressed his hope at a meeting with visiting Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on August 1 in Hanoi.
He also wished stronger bilateral trade, suggesting Japan open its doors wider for Vietnamese agricultural products. He pledged that Vietnam would create favorable conditions for Japanese businesses to conduct long-term and profitable operations in the country.
The two sides should bolster their bilateral partnership in all fields, from politics and diplomacy to economic, trade, investment, tourism and development cooperation, and step up partnership in culture, education and training, science and technology, and people-to-people contacts along with defense and security, the Prime Minister said.
Vietnam hoped Japan would continue to help with its development process, including the provision of official development assistance (ODA), Dung stated, adding that the Vietnamese Government would continue its close coordination with Japan to effectively use this source of assistance.
For his part, Minister Kishida expressed his belief that Vietnam-Japan bilateral ties would continue to develop, as there remained great potential for the two countries to boost their economic, trade and investment ties.
The minister said Japan would further help Vietnam enhance its capacity of law enforcement at sea. He affirmed Japan’s commitment to the maintenance of peace, stability, freedom of navigation and maritime security and safety in the East Sea, considering it a common responsibility and interest of the international community.-