President Truong Tan Sang says he anticipates a new wave of Japanese investment in 2015.


He has also asked Japan to increase its ODA assistance in the educational field by opening more training establishments.

Sang made the request at a reception in Hanoi on December 9 welcoming a delegation from the Japan-Vietnam Economic Committee under the Japan Federation of Economic Organizations (Nippon Keidanren).

At the function, President Sang highlighted efforts by the Japan-Vietnam Economic Committee’s members and thanked them for their significant contributions to the Vietnam-Japan relationship, saying they have served as a bridge connecting the business communities of both nations.

The State President expressed hope that Vietnam’s economy would continue to rebound in the time ahead with the active support from the Japanese business community, adding that Vietnam would continue to create the most favourable conditions for Japanese investors.

Takahashi Kyohei and Nakamura Kuniharu, co-chairmen of the Japan-Vietnam Economic Committee, in turn informed President Sang about the working sessions between the Japanese delegation and the Vietnam Ministry of Planning and Investment.

Both sides expressed delight at the positive results of the Vietnam-Japan Joint Initiative thanks to the time-honoured relationship and mutual understanding. Through policy dialogues, Japanese businesses have gained more insights about Vietnam’s investment environment.

For their part, members of the Japan-Vietnam Economic Committee affirmed their determination to speed up cooperative programmes in the coming time, underscoring their particular interest in the agricultural and fisheries fields.