At the meeting (Source: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City and Nagano Prefecture of Japan need to boost economic ties for their development, agreed the two sides’ leaders at a meeting in Vietnam’s southern economic hub on October 26.

The city has worked closely with ministries and departments as well as localities and businesses of Japan, said Nguyen Thanh Phong Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee.

He highlighted Nagano’s strength in technology, supporting industry and high-tech agricultural production while voicing his support for an initiative to sign a cooperation agreement between two localities.

He also expressed his hope that both sides will discuss cooperation mechanisms in those areas after the current visit by Nagano Governor Shuichi Abe.

Nagano’s businesses would like to cooperate with Vietnam in general and Ho Chi Minh City in particular, especially in agriculture and manufacturing industry, affirmed Shuichi Abe at the meeting.

Nagano Prefecture is willing to support and transfer high-tech agricultural production technologies to the city, contributing to enhancing quality and effectiveness of agricultural products, he added.

Shuichi Abe thanked the municipal authorities for offering incentives to Nagano’s enterprises operating in Ho Chi Minh City, adding the visit will be a milestone in the two localities’ relations.-VNA