HCM City, Japan’s Mie prefecture eye ties in multiple areas hinh anh 1Vice Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem (right) shakes hands with Governor of Mie Prefecture Suzuki Eikei (Photo: VOH)

HCM City (VNA) – HCM City and Mie Prefecture of Japan are looking for cooperation opportunities in multiple fields, heard a reception hosted by Vice Chairman of the city’s People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem for governor of Mie Suzuki Eikei on November 13.

Eikei was heading a delegation of about 100 officials and businessmen from Mie to visit HCM City.

The number of Japanese investors doing business in HCM City has risen in recent years, Liem told his guest at the meeting, adding that city authorities have held annual meetings with business associations and investors from Japan to help them tackle problems and promote investment in the city.

He vowed that the city will facilitate Japanese enterprises venturing into long-term projects to bring benefits for both sides.

The official hoped Mie will exchange experience with the southern hub in tourism management and expand cultural exchanges and educational cooperation between the two sides, particularly between HCM City University of Education and Mie University.

Mie governor Eikei, for his part, gave Liem an overview of the prefecture, saying it is forecast to post the highest economic growth in Japan in the future and has strengths in electronics, automobile, and seaport industries.

Mie’s firms appreciate the business climate in Vietnam and HCM City and look forward to boosting economic ties and connectivity in tourism, culture and education with the city, he noted. -VNA