(PLO)- Currently, AEON has invested more than 1.18 billion USD, opening six trade centers in major provinces and cities of Vietnam.
In the morning of May 20, in Hiroshima, during the working program in Japan, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh had meetings and worked with leaders of AEON Group and business delegations in the Central South region of Japan.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh receives Mr. Akio Yoshida, Executive Chairman of AEON Group. Photo: VGP
Focus on Vietnam’s strong products
At the meeting with Mr. Akio Yoshida, Executive Chairman of AEON Group, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh highly appreciated AEON’s positive and effective contributions to the development of retail and export sectors in Vietnam.
According to the Prime Minister, Vietnam has five important foundational factors that AEON and other investors can expand investment and business in Vietnam. Specifically, Vietnam identifies consumption as a growth engine; with a market of more than 100 million people, a young population and a growing number of middle-class people and above, striving to become a high-middle-income country by 2030.
In addition, Vietnam-Japan relations are developing more and more well; Japanese goods are preferred by Vietnamese people. Vietnamese goods are abundant, with strengths in food, foodstuffs, textiles, footwear, etc. and are being greened, in line with the general consumption trend of the world.
The Prime Minister suggested that AEON Group choose Vietnam as its business base in the world. AEON Group continues to invest in more commercial centers and Outlet areas in suburban areas, combining shopping with entertainment and entertainment.
The head of the Government also suggested that AEON invest in building trade centers not only in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong, Thua Thien – Hue, Can Tho, Thanh Hoa but also expand to other provinces and cities. has high per capita income, large population, is a service and tourism center such as Quang Ninh, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Thai Nguyen, Nghe An, Central Highlands, Khanh Hoa, An Giang…
The Prime Minister asked AEON to increase imports and bring Vietnamese goods to participate in the global supply chain, especially those in which Vietnam has strengths such as footwear, seafood, food and foodstuffs.
In particular, the Prime Minister asked AEON Group to grant scholarships to students and participate in human resource training for Vietnam.
The Prime Minister took a souvenir photo with leaders of AEON Group. Photo: VGP
Akio Yoshida, Executive Chairman of AEON Group, said that so far, Vietnam is the largest AEON country in terms of investment in the world, with more than 1.18 billion USD. AEON has opened six trade centers in major provinces and cities of Vietnam such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong, Thua Thien – Hue….
Agreeing with the comments of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, Mr. Akio Yoshida said that in the coming time, AEON will develop about 20 commercial centers in Vietnam, focusing on supermarket business, and entertainment.
The group also expanded to import Vietnamese goods for distribution in more than 20,000 trade centers in Japan. AEON will also offer scholarships to support Vietnam in human resource training.
Hope Hiroshima University opens a branch in Vietnam
In the morning of the same day, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh had a meeting with Professor Mitsuo Ochi, Rector of Hiroshima University, Mr. Matsumoko Kazuhisa, General Director of Satake Group, Mr. Yamassaka Tetsuro, Chairman of Balcom Group and leaders of seven enterprises in the South Central region of Japan.
On behalf of the delegation, Prof. Mitsuo Ochi, Rector of Hiroshima University discussed promoting cooperation in the fields of education, human resource training, smart city development, carbon neutrality, semiconductor development, and agricultural digitization. , raising cattle, developing standards for rice production, responding to drought, saltwater intrusion, etc.
He wished to continue to receive the support of the Government, ministries, branches and localities of Vietnam to organize business delegations to explore investment opportunities and promote cooperation in these fields. He also highly appreciated the Vietnamese students as well as the human resources of Vietnam in general, saying that up to now, 343 Vietnamese have graduated from the school.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh works with Professor Mitsuo Ochi, Rector of Hiroshima University. Photo: VGP
The Prime Minister welcomed the cooperation activities of Hiroshima University with Vietnam in the field of human resource training – one of the strategic breakthroughs of Vietnam; as well as the cooperation activities of businesses in the South Central region of Japan with Vietnam in the past time, especially in the fields where Japan has experience and strengths and Vietnam has needs and potentials. .
The Prime Minister affirmed that the Governments of the two countries always support cooperation activities between the two countries, including cooperation activities of businesses, which are increasingly substantive and effective.
The Prime Minister highly appreciated the initiative of Hiroshima University and businesses in the South Central region of Japan to promote cooperation with Vietnam in the coming time, especially in the fields of agriculture, training and human resource development. energy, digital transformation, green transformation, response to climate change, knowledge economy, circular economy, private hospital…. Prime Minister wishes Hiroshima University to research and open training facilities Create and branch in Vietnam.
The Prime Minister suggested that businesses in the South Central region of Japan continue to closely coordinate with the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan, the Vietnamese Consulate General in Fukuoka and relevant ministries, branches and agencies to soon implement the implementation. ideas of cooperation and investment, contributing to promoting the extensive strategic partnership between the two countries to become more and more in-depth, substantive and effective.
The Government is committed to supporting and creating favorable conditions for Japanese enterprises in general and enterprises in the South Central region of Japan in particular in the process of cooperation and investment in Vietnam.
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