PM seeks cooperation with Hyogo prefecture
07:49 | 01/11/2018

VGP – PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc hoped that Mr. Toshizo Ido who heads the Union of Kansai Governments and is the governor of Hyogo Prefecture would help promote the cooperation between Viet Nam and Hyogo Prefecture in particular and Kansai Region in general. 

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Governor Toshizo Ido, Ha Noi, October 31, 2018 - Photo: VGP/Quang Hieu

The PM expressed his pleasure to welcome the Governor and the Vietnamese delegation in the context that the two countries are celebrating the 45th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties.

In return, Governor Ido said that this is the third time he has visited Vietnam and he was happy to witness positive changes in the country’s infrastructure systems. 

He informed the PM that during its visit, the delegation would work with many Vietnamese localities, particularly Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Nam province, in order to promote trade and investment cooperative relations.

Some 70 companies of Hyogo are investing in Viet Nam, while many other small- and medium-sized enterprises from the prefecture are looking to do business in the country, he added.

The guest leader expressed his belief that a large number of Vietnamese currently living in Hyogo prefecture would work as a bridge to foster its cooperative ties with Vietnamese provinces and cities.

The Governor said Hyogo also wants to enhance human resources cooperation with Viet Nam, and voiced his hope that Vietnamese students would enroll in the upcoming international business courses in the prefecture.

PM Phuc lauded Ido’s proposals and expected that Hyogo prefecture would bolster collaboration with Vietnamese localities in the fields where it boasts strengths and Viet Nam has demands.

The Vietnamese Government would create the most favorable ways for Japanese businesses to invest in the country, he pledged.

The PM suggested the prefecture join hands with Viet Nam in personnel training and provide favorable conditions for Vietnamese students to join the prefecture’s business courses.

He also asked Hyogo to boost people-to-people exchanges with Vietnamese provinces and cities to enhance mutual understanding, along with opening direct air routes to boost tourism cooperation. 

Hyogo prefecture has cooperative ties with five Vietnamese localities, namely Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai, Long An, Can Tho and Ha Nam provinces. It is home to the sixth largest number of Vietnamese people living, studying and working in Japan.

The prefecture is known for its manufacturing industry, medical equipment and pharmaceuticals, and heavy industries such as shipbuilding, power and machinery production, marine shipping, foodstuff, garments-textiles and jewelry making./. 

By Khanh Phuong

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