Senior government officials of Thailand and Vietnam urged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday to encourage Japanese investment in their growing industries, including in the medical and farming sectors, on top of existing railway and infrastructure development projects, Japanese officials said.

In a brief meeting with Abe on the sidelines of an international conference in Tokyo, Thai Deputy Prime Minister Pridiyathorn Devakula said he hopes to see increased Japanese investment in new industries such as the medical sector under his country’s new incentive strategy to encourage investment, the officials said.

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