HCM City hopes for stronger ties with Japan’s Gunma Prefecture

14:43 | 17/02/2017 Cooperation

Ho Chi Minh City hopes to forge stronger cooperation with Japan’s Gunma Prefecture, especially in areas of the prefecture’s strength, such as small and medium-sized enterprises and human resources training, stated a city leader.

HCMC Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong and Gunma Governor Masaaki Osawa

Meeting visiting Gunma Governor Masaaki Osawa in the southern Vietnamese city on February 15, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong affirmed that the city attaches much importance to investment resources from foreign investors, including those from Japan.

The high political trust between Vietnam and Japan is a favourable condition for economic, trade and investment ties between the two countries in general and Ho Chi Minh City and Japan’s Gunma Prefecture in particular, he said.

Recognising the goodwill for collaboration on the side of Gunma businesses, Phong suggested that the two localities promptly sign a cooperation agreement to better exploit their strengths, including tourism, the manufacturing industry and human resources training.

Showing his impression at the strong and dynamic growth of Ho Chi Minh City, Osawa said that the Gunma delegation’s visit aimed to foster ties between the two localities, initially in tourism and exchanges of trainees in agriculture.

He highlighted that Gunma businesses hope to forge stronger ties with Ho Chi Minh City in information technology, the support industry, and developing small and medium-sized enterprises.

Gunma, which is hosting a large number of Vietnamese trainees, hopes to establish new channels to enhance the number and quality of Vietnamese trainees and apprentices from Ho Chi Minh City working in the Japanese prefecture, he stated.