Finance Minister Dinh Tien Dung is leading a delegation on a visit to Japan. On April 25, he attended a conference on promoting Japanese investment in Vietnam’s stock market.

With the theme “Vietnam-a destination for foreign investors”, the conference attracted nearly 200 Japanese and Vietnamese enterprises and investors.

It aimed to concretise the strategic partnership between the two countries as stated in the Vietnam-Japan joint statement issued in March, 2014, and to assist Vietnam’s target of equitising State-own enterprises.

The event offers an opportunity for Vietnam to introduce its investment attraction policies in the stock market while helping businesses seek new foreign partners.

Addressing the conference, Minister Dung pledged his ministry will pay attention to improving the investment environment to raise the efficiency of projects and bring long-term benefits to Japanese investors in Vietnam.

On April 24, he held a working session with the Japan Exchange Group in Tokyo.

At the meeting, Japan Exchange Group President Atsushi Saito briefed Dung on the outcome of the group’s cooperation with Vietnam’s State Securities Commission as well as with Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchanges over the past decade.

He affirmed that the ties with these exchanges have an important position in the group’s external relations strategy.

For his part, Dung suggested the two sides work more closely to further enhance the cooperation in human resources, infrastructure, while stepping up experience exchange in establishment merging and market management.

The minister is scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with high-ranking representatives of the Japan International Cooperation Agency, meet with the Director of Sumitomo Mitsui Bank, and visit the Tokyo Stock Exchange.-VNA