Vietnam-Japan Culture and Trade Exchange kicks off in Can Tho

4:27:44 PM | 14/11/2016

The second Vietnam-Japan culture and trade exchange programme opened on November 11 in the Southern city of Can Tho to promote Japanese investment in the city and other provinces in the Mekong Delta.

The event was jointly held by the Can Tho Branch of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the Can Tho People’s Committee.

Vo Hung Dung, Director of the VCCI in Can Tho said the programme featured 70 booths at Luu Huu Phuoc Park displaying Vietnamese and Japanese cultural items, such as dolls, masks and lanterns, as well as performances of traditional arts.

The programme also includes a business conference attended by more than 100 enterprises, of which 30 come from Japan and operate in the fields of agriculture, IT, restaurants, retail, healthcare and telecommunications.

The conference is expected to be an opportunity for Vietnamese enterprises to seek business partners on the Japanese market.

Can Tho Vice Chairman Truong Quang Hoai Nam said the exchange programme had not only strengthened the friendship between the two countries but also ushered in a new period of trade and investment cooperation between Can Tho and Japanese partners.

He added that the event also offered a chance for Vietnam to introduce its culture to Japan and vice versa.

Satoshi Nakajima, Japanese Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City, said the programme would help Japanese companies learn about the business environment in Can Tho and the Mekong Delta region as well as strengthening the friendship and economic cooperation between the two countries.