Ho Chi Minh City and Japan see high potential for bolstering bilateral cooperation in agriculture, said Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Le Thanh Hai while receiving Japanese Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Koya Nishikawa in the southern economic hub on January 20.

The City is closely linked with the Mekong Delta, dubbed Vietnam’s largest rice granary, and the Southwest and Central Highlands regions, which are considered the centres for industrial plants. In recent years, it has also paid attention to applying advanced technology in agricultural production, Hai told his guest.

He pledged to create as many favourable conditions for Japanese enterprises operating in the city as possible, while directing relevant agencies to speed up cooperative activities between the two sides.

Speaking of the City’s socio-economic development efforts, Koya Nishikawa said there are increasing numbers of Japanese investors eager to do business in Vietnam and contribute to the country’s development.

At the meeting, representatives from Japanese businesses suggested both sides intensify technology transfer and production of high-quality agricultural products.-VNA