At the opening ceremony of the Japanese Consulate General in Da Nang on August 26, Consul General Yakabe Yoshinori stated: “The upgrade from Consular Office to Consulate General within 2 years is a very fast pace and unprecedented in Japanese history. That shows the importance of Central Vietnam, in which Da Nang is the center for Japan.”
The opening ceremony of the new consulate general was attended by the municipal Party Committee Deputy Secretary and municipal People’s Council Chairman Luong Nguyen Minh Triet, the Fatherland Front Committee Chairman of the city Ngo Xuan Thang, and the People’s Committee Vice Chairman Tran Phuoc Son.
Consul General Yakabe Yoshinori said that the establishment of the Japanese Consulate General in Da Nang will contribute to the central role of the whole region and enhance Japan’s relationship with the Central region, which will take Da Nang to a new level.
On behalf of the leaders of Da Nang city, the Vice Chairman of the City People’s Committee Tran Phuoc Son congratulated officials and employees of the Consulate General of Japan in Da Nang for the official opening of the office in Da Nang. The establishment of the Consulate General of Japan in Da Nang is an important step forward in the development of cooperation between the two countries Vietnam – Japan.
At the same time, he acknowledged that the cooperation between Vietnam and Japan in general, and between Da Nang city and Japanese localities in particular, has steadily grown over the years. Up to now, Da Nang has established friendly relations and official cooperation with four Japanese localities including Kisarazu city, Sakai, Yokohama, and Kawasaki.
Trade and investment relations between Da Nang and Japanese organizations and enterprises have always grown at a high rate. Currently, Japan leads in FDI investment in Da Nang with more than 215 projects with investment capital up to 900 million USD. Japanese projects operate very effectively, contributing to the city’s economic and social development.
The leaders of Da Nang city believe that the Japanese Consulate General in Da Nang will continue to act as a bridge and actively promote the friendship, economic cooperation, and cultural exchange between Da Nang and Da Nang. Vietnam’s provinces in the region with those of Japan, contributing to strengthening the relationship of “deep strategic cooperation partnership” between the two countries.