A Vietnam Business Forum was held in Tokyo on June 12, aiming to support Vietnamese businesses in Japan to expand their operations in the host country and head to the homeland.

Addressing the event, Ambassador to Japan Doan Xuan Hung said the Party and State have defined that the 4.5 million overseas Vietnamese community is indispensable part of the nation.

A number of policies have also been issued to assist them integrate into the host country and maintain solidarity with their fellows at home, he noted.

The Vietnam-Japan bilateral ties are growing, while the Japanese economy is recovering, creating abundant business opportunities in investment, trade, technology, labour and tourism, he said.

The diplomat said he hopes participants will contribute their ideas on how to give more effective support to Vietnamese firms in Japan and encourage them invest more in the homeland.

Meanwhile, Duong Hoang Minh, head of a delegation from the Ministry of Industry and Trade said the ministry has set up a consultation team to give businesses abroad with updated policies and gather their opinions to propose suitable support policies.

He expressed his hope that together with the growing partnership between the two countries and policies of the Party and State, overseas Vietnamese and businesses in Japan will increase investment at home, contributing to boosting the country’s socio-economic development as well as the Vietnam-Japan relations.

Participants at the event were also introduced to the competitiveness of Vietnamese products and Vietnam-Japan partnership prospects, as well as the operation of the Association of Vietnamese Businesses in Japan.-VNA