Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) receives Isao Iijima, Special Advisor to the Japanese Cabinet (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on December 9 received Isao Iijima, Special Advisor to the Japanese Cabinet, during which he proposed that Vietnam and Japan should forge stronger partnership in agriculture, labour, culture and tourism.

The PM suggested that Japan open its market wider for Vietnamese strong products, including agro-fishery products, dragon fruit and litchi.

To further foster the Vietnam-Japan extensive strategic partnership, the PM stressed the importance of strengthening political trust between the two countries through high-level visits and meetings on the sidelines of international events.

PM Phuc also expressed hope for more investment from Japanese firms, including small-and medium-sized ones, and recommended a number of special measures to bolster bilateral trade and investment cooperation.

Affirming that Vietnam sees Japan as a great friend and the top important and long-term partner, the PM said that Vietnam wants to expand cooperation with Japanese localities.

On his part, Isao Iijima expressed hope that the Vietnamese Government will continue facilitating Japanese firms’ operation in Vietnam.

Iijima vowed to make every effort to contribute to the growth of ties between the two countries.-VNA