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PM Receives JETRO Chief Representative in VNPosted: Wednesday, February 08, 2017
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception for Atsusuke Kawada, Chief Representative of the Japanese External Trade Organization (JETRO) in Vietnam, in Ha Noi on the morning of February 7.
Kawada was authorized by JETRO President Hiroyuki Ishige to report and consult with the Vietnamese PM about directions for preparation for a forthcoming program to mobilize Japanese investment into the Southeast Asian country.
Addressing the meeting, PM Phuc thanked and praised JETRO’s goodwill and enthusiasm to support Vietnam.
The success of Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s official visit to Vietnam last month and the upcoming Vietnam visit of Japanese Emperor and Empress are the good high-level signals for the bilateral relations between the two countries, he said.
In that spirit, the host welcomed JETRO’s collaboration with Vietnamese agencies to organize a program to call on Japanese investment in Vietnam in the first half of 2017, with the purpose of introducing the socio-economic development situation, the business climate and investment opportunities in Vietnam to Japan’s groups and enterprises.
Both sides will work together to soon turn Japan into the biggest investor in Vietnam, thereby contributing significantly to the country’s socio-economic development cause, the Government leader said, assigning Vietnam’s functional agencies to collaborate closely with JETRO in order to prepare well for the program.
For his part, Kawada noted that Japan operated 549 investment projects in Vietnam in 2016, which was a big figure among foreign investors in the country and indicated Japan’s respect for the Vietnamese market.
With the increasing number of projects by Japan’s small and medium-sized enterprises in Vietnam in recent years, JETRO regularly receives consultation proposals from Japanese businesses concerning investment in the Southeast Asian country, he added.
Kawada also pledged JETRO’s close collaboration with the Vietnamese side to successfully organize the upcoming program.