Vietnam pledges to create optimal conditions for Japanese investors: Deputy Prime Minister

Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh had meetings with the Governors of Kanagawa Prefecture and Gunma Prefecture, Yuji Kuroiwa and Ichita Yamamoto, respectively on May 25 as part of his ongoing trip to Japan.
Phó Thủ tướng Thường trực Phạm Bình Minh (phải) tiếp ông Yuji Kuroiwa, Thống đốc tỉnh Kanagawa (Nhật Bản). (Nguồn: TTXVN)
Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh had meeting with the Governor of Kanagawa PrefectureYuji Kuroiwa. (Photo: VNA)

At the meetings, Deputy PM Minh thanked the Japanese localities for supporting the Vietnamese community there over the years, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

He highly valued efforts by the two prefectures in holding cultural exchange activities with Viet Nam, even during the pandemic, contributing to enhancing mutual friendship between people of both countries.

Highlighting that Viet Nam has fully opened its tourism for foreign tourists and put COVID-19 under control, the Deputy PM suggested the administrations of Kanagawa and Gunma to take measures to encourage local businesses to invest in Viet Nam. He also pledged to create optimal conditions for those from the two prefecture as well as investors from Japan in general during their investment process.

For their part, the two governors vowed to work harder to promote economic and cultural exchanges with Viet Nam, and showed their hope to receive more interns from Viet Nam.

Governor Kuroiwa told Minh about the locality’s plan to resume the Vietnamese Festival in Kanagawa in September and the Kanagawa Festival in Viet Nam in November this year.

Earlier the same day, Deputy PM Minh worked with staff of the Vietnamese Embassy and representative agencies in Japan. Lauding their efforts in promoting ties between the two countries, Minh underscored the significance of the Viet Nam-Japan relationship and its progress in all fields, especially in trade and investment.

Phó Thủ tướng Thường trực Phạm Bình Minh (phải) tiếp ông Ichita Yamamoto, Thống đốc tỉnh Gunma (Nhật Bản). (Nguồn: TTXVN)
Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh had meeting with the Governor of Gunma Prefecture Ichita Yamamoto. (Photo: VNA)

Despite the pandemic, the exchange of delegations has been maintained. In last November, Deputy PM Chinh paid an official visit to Japan, and recently, Japanese PM Kishida Fumio also made an official visit to Viet Nam, he said.

Deputy PM Minh informed the participants in COVID-19 situation at home and underlined that the pandemic has been put under good control, and Viet Nam has reached high vaccination coverage, enabling the country to boost economic growth in the first five months of this year.

Ambassador Vu Hong Nam briefed the Deputy PM on the situation of the Vietnamese community in Japan.

Deputy PM Minh also had a meeting with the Vietnamese Intellectuals’ Association in Japan and listened to a report on the operations of the association since it was established in 2019, and its plans for 2023 when the two countries celebrate the 50th anniversary of their diplomatic relations.

Deputy PM Minh is scheduled to attend the 27th International Conference on the Future of Asia on May 26. The same day, he will meet with Toshimitsu Motegi, General Secretary of the Liberal Democratic Party (LPD), and Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi. He will attend a banquet hosted by PM Kishida Fumio.

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(Source: VNA)