2013 Japan Festival in Vietnam (Source: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan received Tanaka Kazunori, Director-General of the International Bureau under the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan, on November 13.

Welcoming the guest, who is in Vietnam to attend the third Japan Festival, Quan said the relationship between Vietnam and Japan has risen to a new height and developed in numerous fields.

He appreciated the organisation of the Japan Festival since 2013, affirming that it offers a good chance for Vietnamese people to experience aspects of Japanese culture and helps boost cooperation in culture, economics and education between the two sides.

As an attractive destination for Japanese investors, Ho Chi Minh City has reserved a 100-hectare land lot for Japanese enterprises, Quan said, wishing that with his role, Tanaka Kazunori would continue encouraging Japanese enterprises to seek investment and cooperation opportunities in Vietnam – and Ho Chi Minh City in particular.

The guest, in turn, showed his hope that the two countries will intensify collaboration in the fields of politics and economics, as well as enhance relations between their parliaments, political parties and localities.

Currently, not only major corporations and companies, but also small- and medium-sized enterprises in Japan are eyeing investment opportunities in Vietnam, he added.-VNA