Ho Chi Minh City wants to boost its bilateral partnership with the Japanese city of Nemuro, especially in agriculture and fisheries.

Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Manh Ha made the remark at a reception for visiting Mayor of Nemuro city Shunsuke Hasegawa on January 24.

At the reception, Ha said HCM City attaches importance to promoting its collaboration with Nemuro and other Japanese localities, adding that many Japanese firms are effectively operating their businesses in the spheres of trade, economy and high technology in the city.

He voiced his hope that both sides’ ties will be further boosted this year through delegation exchanges, investment promotion activities and investment collaboration between their enterprises.

For his part, Shunsuke said his delegation’s trip aims to find cooperation opportunities with HCM City firms operating in the production and processing of aquatic products.

The Japanese mayor added his city is in an advantageous position to exploit aquatic resources, especially sword mackerel, noting that around 400 tonnes of the fish have been exported to Vietnam.

He also hoped for the Vietnamese city’s support to enhance the two sides’ collaboration in the fields of culture and human resources in the coming time.-VNA