President Truong Tan Sang has pledged all possible support for investors from Japan’s Osaka city, who account for at least half of Japan’s investment in Vietnam.
Meeting with Chairman of the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry Shigetaka Sato in Hanoi on October 9, President Sang urged the city to raise direct investment in Vietnam to 40-50 billion USD by 2015.

The president said Vietnam will increase the frequency of flight services to Osaka in the coming time as well as open more industrial zones designed specially for Japanese investors beside the existing Long Duc – Dong Nai industrial zone, to facilitate investment from Japan and Osaka in particular.

Sato offered condolences to the Vietnamese Government, people and family of General Vo Nguyen Giap.
He thanked the President for his support to Osaka small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Vietnam. He said medical equipment is a strength of SMEs in Osaka, suggesting that the two sides cooperate in this field.

The guest proposed ramping up infrastructure in Long Duc industrial zone and increasing the frequency of Vietnam – Osaka direct flights.-VNA