The press conference on the exchange (Photo: VNA)

Can Tho (VNA) - The Vietnam – Japan cultural and trade exchange in 2015 will be held in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on November 19-21 with the aim of promoting ties between the Mekong Delta and Japan, heard a press briefing in the locality on November 3.

On the occasion, the third annual conference promoting investment in the Mekong Delta will also be held, focusing on the food processing sector.

Truong Quang Hoai Nam, Vice Chairman of the Can Tho municipal People’s Committee, said Japan is the second largest foreign investor in Vietnam, but its investment in the Mekong Delta in general and Can Tho in particular remains limited.

The exchange will be the largest-ever event of this kind to be held in Can Tho in the hope of facilitating the partnership between regional firms and Japanese hi-tech partners.

Japanese enterprises are expected to run 70 stalls at the event, which will be co-hosted by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry chapter in Can Tho and the municipal People’s Committee.-VNA