Vietnam has attached importance to luring foreign investment, including from Japan, and would provide favorable conditions to Japanese investors doing business in Vietnam, especially in such areas as infrastructure, sea ports, support industries, energy, health care, education and environment protection.
The statement was made by Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc during his reception here on Monday for Yoshihiko Nagasaki, vice president of the Japan-ASEAN cultural and economic exchange committee, of the Japan International Friendship Exchange Council (FEC), during the latter's visit to Vietnam.
Phuc expressed his hope that FEC would make practical contributions to strengthening relations between the two countries, and expanding bilateral cooperation in economy, trade and investment, as well as in education and training, and high-quality human resources development.
The Vietnamese deputy prime minister shared condolence with his Japanese guests the loss caused by the earthquake and tsunami that the Japanese people had undergone, saying with their strong will and potentials, they would soon overcome difficulties and regain its economic growth as previously.
Nagasaki spoke highly of Vietnam's efforts in curbing inflation and stabilizing the macro economy in recent months. He said his visit was aimed at doing surveys on the country's economic reality so as to further promote exchange and cooperation between the two sides, at both government and enterprise levels.