06/04/2018 10:28 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

HCM City fosters collaboration with Japan’s Aichi Prefecture

Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong met Governor of Japan’s Aichi Prefecture Hideaki Ohmura on April 5 as part of his ongoing visit to Japan, during which Phong expressed his hope that businesses of Aichi will invest more in the city.

Aichi and Ho Chi Minh City should design cooperation programmes in manufacturing and production areas, including automobile, machinery and high-technology agriculture, Phong proposed.

He affirmed that Ho Chi Minh City will create optimal conditions for enterprises in Japan and Aichi in particular to invest in the city.

For his part, Ohmura said he hopes the Ho Chi Minh City delegation’s visit, during which a Vietnamese festival in Aichi will be held, will help foster ties between the two localities.

In a meeting with Nagoya city’s Mayor Kawamura Takashi, Phong thanked the mayor for backing the Vietnamese community in Nagoya, expressing hope that he will continue supporting exchange activities between Nagoya and Ho Chi Minh City.

Later the same day, Phong met with Vietnamese students in Nagoya University of Economics. He highlighted the students’ role in deepening links between Vietnam and Japan and their contributions to the homeland.

He said he hopes after graduating, the students will bring their knowledge home.

Phong underscored that Ho Chi Minh City always pays attention to attracting talent to work in the city to make the city an economic driving force for the country, a dynamic and modern smart city and a highlight in investment attraction and start-ups.

The same day, Phong and the Ho Chi Minh City delegation visited Aichi’s agriculture experiment station to seek cooperation opportunities in high-tech agriculture.