President of the Kyushu Economic Federation Aso Yutaka (L) and President Truong Tan Sang (R) (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam welcomes and offers all possible support to Kyushu firms to do long-term and effective business in the country, President Truong Tan Sang assured President of the Kyushu Economic Federation Aso Yutaka during a reception in Hanoi on February 24.

The President thanked Kyushu authorities for promoting cooperation with Vietnam and their effective support to the Vietnamese Consulate General in Fukuoka prefecture.

He wished that the island of Kyushu will continue welcoming Vietnamese technical apprentices to work there.

Japan is actively assisting Vietnam in realising its industrialisation strategy within the Vietnam – Japan cooperation framework, which focuses on six priority fields.

The host asked the Kyushu Economic Federation Chairman to facilitate bilateral cooperation in those fields, including the support industry, especially automobile spare parts, and expressed his belief that the visit would boost Vietnam – Japan collaboration as well as ties between Kyushu and Vietnamese localities.

Aso Yutaka informed the host about his activities in Vietnam, including visiting Aeon shopping mall in Ho Chi Minh City and several Japanese food production facilities, as well as holding talks with Japanese experts and firms in Vietnam.

He hoped that both sides could strengthen their joint work in agriculture, health care and education while establishing sites for facilitating technology transfer in agriculture and fisheries.

Kyushu, a region and also the third largest island in Japan, is currently home to over 8,500 Vietnamese nationals and nearly 50 regional companies in Kyushu are investing in Vietnam.-VNA