The official noted that Vietnam and Japan inked cooperation agreements worth up to 22 billion USD during Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s visit to Japan last June.
Nagai Katsuro from the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam highlighted close cooperation between the two countries over the past time.
He said Japan wishes to work with Vietnam to address issues regarding Vietnam’s investment climate, which, he said, is expected to be improved through the Joint Initiative.
During the meeting, the two sides agreed to put forth measures and process of identifying the minimum wage.
Apart from labour and salary matters, they also focused on logistics and transportation services, support to small and medium-sized enterprises and regulations imposed on foreign investors as prescribed in the Investment Law, the Enterprise Law, the Land Law and other laws related to investment and business.
The Joint Initiative, launched in April 2003 as a result of special cooperation between the two Governments, aims to create an open and transparent business and investment climate in Vietnam through a policy dialogue between Japanese investors and concerned Vietnamese ministries and agencies.