On 10 February 2020, Ambassador Vu Hong Nam had a cordial meeting with Mr. Masayoshi Fujimoto, CEO of Sojitz (Japan), at the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan.


Sojitz is one of the largest general-trading companies in Japan, and is named in the list of 2,000 largest global companies by Forbes. With nearly 400 subsidiaries and associates, Sojitz operates mainly in the fields of resources, minerals, chemicals, agriculture, infrastructure of industrial parks, etc. Sojitz is also one of the first companies investing in Vietnam. Last year, CEO Masayoshi Fujimoto assumed the role of the Chair of Vietnam-Japan Economic Committee, and had met with H.E. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in December.


Ambassador Vu Hong Nam shared that Vietnam and Japan have much room to develop its economic cooperation, and the country welcomes Sojitz to invest in various projects in Vietnam, meeting the needs of local provinces. In the future, Ambassador Vu Hong Nam proposed that Sojitz could consider investing in Thai Binh Economic Zone, with a view that this a favorable opportunity for Sojitz. Ambassador Vu Hong Nam also thanked Sojitz for supporting the construction of a kindergarten in Ban Thang village, Ha Giang province.


At the meeting, Mr. Masayoshi Fujimoto pledged that Sojitz would constantly expand the company’s production and business activities in Vietnam, with the desire to contribute more to the socio-economic development, especially in the energy, agricultural and food safety sector. In that spirit, Sojitz wishes to continue receiving further support from the Vietnamese Embassy and relevant authorities. 


At the end of the meeting, Ambassador Vu Hong Nam congratulated and wished that Sojitz would continue to be a pioneer in Japan, and achieve greater success in the future.

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