Vietnam highly encourages Japanese investment inflow into agro-forestry-fisheries, President Truong Tan Sang told Governor of Japanese prefecture Wakayama, Yoshinobu Nisaka, during a reception in Hanoi on March 11.

He suggested the prefecture’s authorities communicate regularly with and support Vietnamese localities in increasing the added value of farm produce.

Speaking highly of Wakayama’s proposals on technological application, human resource development, produce trading and processing services, the leader expressed his belief that more widely utilising Japan ’s expertise in the field would be helpful to Vietnamese farming sector.

Nisaka mentioned the prefecture’s strong track record in planting fruits and vegetables and rearing tuna fish, pledging full support in linking Japanese firms with Vietnamese provinces, including access to technology and value chain improvements in production, harvest and distribution.

He also highlighted trade and tourism promotion, human resource training and opening Japanese farm produce processing plants in Vietnam.-VNA