08:59 | 03/08/2016 Cooperation
Businesses in the Japanese Prefecture of Aomori are interested in seeking opportunities in Vietnam, said Mimura Shingo, Governor of the prefecture.
Governor of Aomori Mimura Shingo (L) and Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Quoc Cuong (Source:VNA)
The governor made the remark during a meeting with Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Nguyen Quoc Cuong who paid a working visit to the Japanese locality from July 25-28.
At the meeting, the two sides discussed measures to boost cooperation between Aomori and Vietnamese localities, especially in agriculture, commercial exchange, aquatic products, human resource training and tourism.
Governor Shingo expressed his hope that he will lead a delegation of enterprises to visit Vietnam in a near future.
Also on the working trip, Ambassador Cuong participated in a seminar on Vietnam’s economy held by the Aomori Chuo Gakuin University.
At the event, which attracted the participation of about 350 local leaders and leading businesses, the ambassador presented a speech highlighting Vietnam’s orientations on socioeconomic development as well as possible cooperation opportunities between Vietnam and Japan in the coming years.
He also had a working session with the university’s authorities and interacted with nearly 60 Vietnamese students who are studying at the university.
Located in the northernmost of Honshu island, Aomori has a population of 1.3 million people. Its annual Gross Domestic Products reaches about 45 billion USD.
The prefecture yields the largest apple output in Japan.
Last year, Vietnam officially granted certificates to allow apples from Aomori to enter the country./.