The Vietnamese Embassy in Japan has hosted a two-day workshop to promote Vietnam trade, investment and tourism in the port city of Kushiro of Japan’s Hokkaido prefecture, attracting nearly 200 delegates.
The workshop, the first of its kind in the city and in the region, is one of the embassy’s initiatives to strengthen diplomatic activities for economic development.
Addressing the function, Kushiro Mayor Ebina Hiroya affirmed that his city wishes to increase cooperation with Vietnam’s localities in seafood processing, tourism, coal mining, and human resource training and development.
Participants were given an overall picture of Vietnam’s economy and the country’s advantages, in order to attract foreign investors.
They also learnt about the potential of tourism and trade cooperation between the localities of Vietnam and Hokkaido prefecture, as well as between the two countries.
Kushiro is an international port city which is strong in paper production, commercial fishing and tourism. This is one of the localities that provides the largest amount of seafood for Japan.
Vietnam and Kushiro have cooperated in human resource training for the mining sector during the past decade. By November this year, nearly 1,000 Vietnamese coal miners and managers have been trained in Kushiro and the cooperation is expected to continue in the future./.