VGP – Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung hosted a reception
for President and CEO of the JXNippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corp (JX NOEX) Hiroshi
Hoso on August 21 in Ha Noi.
Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung (R) and President and CEO of
the JXNippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corp (JX NOEX) Hiroshi Hoso, Ha Noi, August
21, 2019 – Photo: VGP/Nhat Bac
Deputy PM Dung said that the Viet Nam-Japan friendly
relations have entered the best, practical and comprehensive period with
high level of political confidence.
So far, Japan was a leading economic, trade, and
investor of Viet Nam. Japan was also the largest ODA provider for Viet Nam
with a total capital of US$ 30 billion, the second biggest investor in Viet
Nam with US$ 57 billion of registered capital; the third tourism partner of
Viet Nam with about 800,000 Japanese tourism tourists, and the fourth
largest trade partner of Viet Nam with US$ 38 billion of two-way trade
turnover in 2018.
Viet Nam extremely attaches importance to the
economic ties with Japan, said Deputy PM Dung.
Mr. Dung called upon the Japanese firm to soon work
with the Viet Nam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) and relevant ministries,
sectors and agencies to carry out cooperation activities.
He hailed JX NOEX’s business performance in Viet
Nam, especially in applying technical solutions to enhance oil recovery,
helping to stabilize Viet Nam’s exploited oil output.
The host leader praised the company’s social welfare
activities, which have contributed about US$ 2 million to the social welfare
work in Viet Nam.
In reply, Mr. Hosoi thanked the Vietnamese
Government and Vietnamese Embassy in Japan for supporting JX NOEX to operate
effectively since 1992, including the implementation of oil and gas
The company hoped to make long-term investment in
Viet Nam, not only in oil and gas exploration and exploitation but also in
other fields, he said./.