Deputy PM Hai meets Gifu prefecture governor

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai received Hajime Furuta, Japan’s Gifu prefecture governor, on July 14 during Furuta’s working visit to Vietnam. 

At the meeting, Hai confirmed Vietnam treasures the relationship with Japan and considers deepening the comprehensive friendship and cooperation with Japan as one of its top external policy priorities. 

The Deputy PM recommended the Gifu prefecture encourage its enterprises to invest in agriculture and the support industry. 

The Deputy PM also thanked Furuta for his active role in promoting ties between the two countries. 

Governor Furuta hoped the Vietnamese Government would create more favourable conditions to facilitate contact and cooperation between Gifu and Vietnamese companies. 

There are currently 40 enterprises from Gifu operating in the support industry and agriculture in Vietnam. 

Gifu prefecture is in the Chūbu region of central Japan and has large aerospace facilities of both Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries as well as a number of metalworking and manufacturing companies.