VN expects Japan to become top investor


Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said Việt Nam expected Japan to become its top investor, with more high-tech investments in areas such as green growth, infrastructure development, high-quality agriculture and services as well as privatisation of State-owned enterprises. Phúc was speaking at a business forum co-hosted by his counterpart Shinzo Abe and attended by big firms from both sides on January 17 during Abe’s two-day visit to Việt Nam. “Việt Nam expects Japan to become its top foreign investor,” Phúc said. Japan currently ranks second, after Korea, out of 142 countries and territories with investments in Việt Nam. So far, Japan has poured around US$42 billion into the Southeast Asian country, which is striving to improve its investment climate and expand exports. Japan is also the leading official development assistance donor and the fourth largest trade partner of Việt Nam.

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