Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on May 3 received Japanese Economic and Fiscal Policy Minister Amari Akira, who is in Vietnam on a working visit.

During the reception, Dung spoke highly of the results of the Japanese Minister and Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang’s talks, saying that his visit will contribute to promoting Vietnam-Japan multifaceted cooperation.

The PM highlighted the Vietnam-Japan strategic partnership’s recent achievements, hoping that further efforts will be taken to enhance the two sides’ cooperation.

He asked Japan to continue paying attention to investment in Vietnam, calling for favourable conditions for Vietnamese goods in the Japanese market, especially aquatic and seafood products.

Prime Minister Dung affirmed Vietnam’s support for Japan’s joining of the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP), and said he hopes the two countries will work closely at the negotiation process.

For his part, Minister Akira said Japan will spare no effort to develop the two sides’ cooperation in all fields, particularly economics, hoping Vietnam will facilitate Japanese enterprises’ work in Vietnam.

He will discuss with Japan’s relevant ministries and sectors to remove technical barriers to create the most favourable conditions for Vietnamese exports in Japan.-VNA