PM lauds Japanese ambassador’s efforts to boost bilateral ties hinh anh 1Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) meets Japanese Ambassador Kuinio Umeda (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc lauded the close coordination of the Japanese embassy and ambassador in promoting the bilateral relations over the past years during a meeting with Japanese Ambassador Kuinio Umeda in Hanoi on September 12.

Expressing his delight at the growing extensive strategic partnership between the two countries, the PM noted that the number of Japanese investors in Vietnam has been rising, especially in the fields of banking, infrastructure and hi-tech agriculture.

He told the diplomat that earlier on September 12, he had a working session with the Hanoi National University to which the Vietnam-Japan University is a member.

After inspecting the progress of the Vietnam-Japan University in Hoa Lac, he directed relevant agencies to speed up the implementation of the project, which he described as a symbol of the sound relations between the two countries.

For his part, Ambassador Kuinio Umeda held that the Vietnam-Japan University will contribute to fostering the partnership between the two countries.

He said that many Japanese investors wish to invest in Vietnam, especially in areas such as thermal power development, support industry, hi-tech agriculture, and climate change response.

The diplomat also expressed his hope that authorised agencies of both sides will continue creating favourable conditions for closer connectivity between Vietnamese and Japanese businesses.

Currently, Japan is the top investor of Vietnam, with more than 5 billion USD registered by the end of June this year, accounting for 26 percent of total foreign investment.-VNA