HCM City, Japan’s prefecture promote tourism, hi-tech agriculture cooperation hinh anh 1At the meeting between leaders from Ho Chi Minh City and Japan’s Kagoshima prefecture. (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City and Japan’s Kagoshima prefecture boast huge cooperation potential in tourism, food processing and high-tech agricultural production, said Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong.

Holding a reception on January 16 for Governor of Kagoshima prefecture Mitazono Satoshi, Phong hoped that both sides will develop cooperation programmes in the fields.

He hailed Kagoshima position as a gateway to connect Japan with the Southeast Asian region and expressed his wish that enterprises and investors from Kagoshima will increase their presence in the Vietnamese southern hub with a line-up of investment projects in economy and trade, education and tourism.

He said that the moves will help promote ties between the two localities, thus consolidating and deepening the Vietnam-Japan friendship.

For his part, Mitazono Satoshi noticed that his visit to Vietnam aims to connect and develop ties with Vietnamese localities, particularly Ho Chi Minh City.

He expected that Ho Chi Minh City leaders will create favourable conditions for Kagoshima firms to promote trade and investment cooperation in the city, especially in fields of Kagoshima’s strength like tourism and agriculture.
The Japanese prefecture is willing to support and share experience in the application of information technology and advanced technology in agricultural production, he said, adding that his locality will receive Vietnamese apprentices in seafood processing.

Also, Kagoshima wants to coordinate with Ho Chi Minh City in organising exchange programmes to enhance mutual understanding, solidarity and cooperation between the two localities.-VNA