At the reception for Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Umeda Kunio
(Photo: baochinhphu.vn)

Nghe An (VNA) – The Party and Government of Vietnam pay special attention to addressing issues arising in the partnership with Japan, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has said.

He made the statement at a reception on April 26 for Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Umeda Kunio when they both attended the “Meeting Japan-North Central Region” conference in the central province of Nghe An.

Hue reiterated that Japan is a very important and reliable strategic partner, a leading economic and trade partner, and the largest ODA provider of Vietnam.

As the Vietnamese and Japanese economies bear supplementary characteristics, the two countries’ leaders committed to having a strategy to connect them, he said.

The Vietnamese Government is ready to provide optimal conditions for Japanese businesses, particularly those want to land high-tech investments in the country, he added.

At the event, both sides discussed various issues to further promote the Vietnam-Japan extensive strategic partnership.

The Japanese diplomat said that the Vietnamese economy has enjoyed sound growth on the back of the Government’s unceasing efforts.

As the Japanese Government is calling its small and medium-sized enterprises to invest in Vietnam, Umeda Kunio hoped to receive more attention and support from the Vietnamese Government.

He also took the occasion to raise issues needed to be tackled by the Vietnamese authority, including the adjustment of the diplomatic note on ODA funding, slow payment for the Japanese contractors of the Ho Chi Minh City urban railway project, and the reduction of income tax for Japanese investors at economic zones, among others.

Deputy PM Hue said the Vietnamese Government always works to ensure benefits of competent parties based on respect of legal regulations and equality.

He said he wants competent agencies of the two countries to prepare well for the upcoming visit to Japan and G20 meeting participation by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.-VNA