The Governor of Kanagawa prefecture said businesses in his locality are very interested in investment and trade opportunities in Vietnam , during his meeting with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in Tokyo on Dec. 14.

Governor Yuji Kuroiwa said Kanagawa is the second largest prefecture in Japan with a population of 9.8 million and annual GDP of more than 300 billion USD. The locality is also one of the leaders in clean technology and renewable energy.

In view of Vietnam ’s stable socio-political situation and great economic potential, Kanagawa wants to enhance investment and trade ties with Vietnam , the governor said.

He added that he plans to visit Vietnam soon together with a business delegation.

PM Dung said as Vietnam-Japan strategic partnership is currently at its peak, the enhancement of ties between localities of the two countries as well as people-to-people exchanges will benefit both sides.

He affirmed that there is still great room for Vietnam and Japan to further their cooperation, and the dynamic and active moves of localities will help both sides fully tap the great potential.

He promised that the Vietnamese Government, ministries, sectors and localities welcome businesses from the Japanese prefecture for their upcoming visit to Vietnam, which is expected to help bilateral strategic partnership move forward.-VNA