Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai received chairmen of Japanese socio-economic agencies on the sideline of the 17th International Conference “Future of Asia”, which was held on May 26 in the capital city of Tokyo.

The Deputy PM received guests from Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Japan External Trade Organisation, Japan-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Group and Japan International Cooperation Agency.

At the meeting, Deputy PM Hai committed to creating favourable conditions for Japanese enterprises to join in development projects in Vietnam and thanked the Japanese government for allocating Official Development Assistance (ODA) to Vietnam during the past 20 years, which had helped the country to develop its economy and infrastructure.

He affirmed that Vietnam would make the best use of ODA and expressed his hope that Japan will continue to boost important projects approved by the two countries.

Hai also took the occasion to express sympathy over the devastating tsunami and earthquake in Japan on March 11. He said that as a strategic partner country of Japan , Vietnam would always stand shoulder to shoulder with Japan and support the Japanese people in overcoming the consequences of disaster.

Heads of Japanese agencies thanked the Vietnamese Government and people for their great support both in material and spiritual aid during their most difficult time. They said they believed that Japan-Vietnam relations would be further improved and developed in the future, while revealing that Japanese businesses would soon restore manufacturing processes affected by the disasters in foreign countries./.