|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (R) receives Akio Yoshida, President and Representative Executive Officer of AEON, May 20, 2023.
At at reception for Akio Yoshida, President and Representative Executive Officer of AEON, PM Chinh proposed that the Group build more commercial centers and outlets in Vietnam’s suburban areas that combine shopping and entertainment facilities.
He called for AEON to increase the volume of Vietnamese goods to the global supply chain, especially footwear, seafood, and food, provide scholarships for Vietnamese students and participate in human resource training for Vietnam.
Mr. Yoshida said AEON will develop 20 commercial centers in Vietnam, focusing on supermarket and entertainment areas. It’ll also expand the import of Vietnamese goods for distribution in more than 20,000 trading centers in Japan. AEON will offer scholarships to support Vietnam’s human resource training, he noted.
While receiving leaders of Mitsui Group, an investor in Vietnam’s Block B - O Mon Gas project, Prime Minister Chinh suggested that Mitsui continue investment cooperation in Vietnam, especially in green energy and clean energy to help Vietnam achieve the goal of net zero emissions by 2050.
Hirotaka Hamamoto, President and CEO of the Mitsui Oil Exploration Company, asked the Prime Minister to help settle pending issues to speed up the Block B project.
At Friday’s reception for Fujimoto Masayoshi, President and CEO of Sojitz Corporation, Prime Minister Chinh suggested Sojitz continue to expand investment in industrial park ecosystems, encourage other Japanese businesses to invest in Vietnam, thus helping Vietnam participate deeply into the global supply chain.
Mr. Masayoshi said that Sojitz is committed to strong and long-term investment in Vietnam and present some ideas on expanding investment in industrial parks and renewable energy development in Vietnam.