Workshop explores Vietnam-Japan cooperation potential in agriculture - Workshop explores Vietnam-Japan cooperation potential in agriculture - Website Ho Chi Minh City
The agricultural sectors of Vietnam and Japan can complement each other well and thus there is a great potential for investment cooperation in this field, experts said a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City on November 15.
Speaking at the event, Nguyen Trung Dung, Minister-Counselor at the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan, said that Vietnam is an agriculture-based country with abundant natural resources and young labour force, while Japan holds the advantage in advanced agricultural technologies.
Therefore, the two countries can coordinate closely to boost farming cooperation for mutual benefit, he noted.
Yasuzumi Hirotaka, Managing Director of the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) in Ho Chi Minh City, agreed that there are favourable conditions for the two countries to increase collaboration in this field as Japan has a great demand for farm produce and seafood from Vietnam.
He added that the question is how to create suitable standards to win mutual trust on product quality.
He also suggested Vietnamese authorities and businesses work together to increase the quality of Vietnamese products in order to meet the requirements of the choosy Japanese market.
At the event, participants exchanged views on how to increase the quality of Vietnamese products and to have successful collaboration with Japanese partners in this field.
The workshop was jointly held by Vietnam’s Tuoi Tre Newspaper and the Mainichi Shimbun Newspaper of Japan.