Approximately 1,600 Japanese firms are operating in Vietnam as a result of the country’s efforts to improve investment climate, said Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida.


Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung (R) and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida

He made the remark at a meeting with visiting Vietnamese Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung in Tokyo on April 14.

Highlighting that the Vietnam – Japan relationship is at its best ever, Kishida asked the Vietnamese side to continue helping Japanese investors by removing outstanding obstacles and difficulties.

Agreeing with his host on the development of bilateral ties, Minister Dung stressed that the changing global situation is creating challenges along with opportunities for both nations. 

He said his ongoing visit to Japan aims to convey the Vietnamese Government’s appreciation for the support and cooperation from Japan, particularly its business community.

Vietnam wants to share new visions and orientations with Japan for the development of the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership, the official added.

Japan is currently Vietnam’s second biggest foreign investor with 3,355 projects worth 42.49 billion USD.  Most of these projects belong to the sectors of manufacturing-processing, real estate, and electricity and water supply./.

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