At a reception for Masayoshi Fujimoto, President and CEO of Sojitz Corporation of Japan in Hanoi on March 1, the PM hailed the group for its productive investments in many projects, citing the initiative to produce high-quality rice, contributing to Vietnam’s agricultural economy development. He also lauded Sojitz for pouring funds into infrastructure and industrial parks in Vietnam, saying the move meets the real demands of localities in the country. He hopes the Japanese group will expand its operations in Vietnam and do more for Vietnam’s socio-economic development, especially in clean energy, agriculture, and food safety. He said that based on the extensive strategic partnership, he expects more Japanese investors will come to Vietnam. Emphasising the growing opportunities and significance of the participation in CPTPP of both Vietnam and Japan, he said he hopes businesses of the two countries will make the best use of this chance, bringing benefits for their respective nations. Masayoshi Fujimoto spoke highly of Vietnam’s socio-economic achievements, saying his corporation has had a presence in various fields in Vietnam for years and is focusing on the production of high-quality rice, with a view of contributing to developing a safe food industry in the country. In addition, Sojitz has been concentrating on completing power projects and conducting cooperative activities to develop talents and high-quality human resources in Vietnam, he said, expressing his hopes to continue receiving the support and assistance of the Prime Minister and other functional agencies during the group’s investment process in the country.