Japan is a leading economic, trade and investment partner, says Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung. He acknowledged Japan being the top supplier of official development assistance with the capital of some US$30 billion; the second biggest investor with 4,020 projects worth $57 billion; and the third largest source of foreign visitors with some 800,000 tourists to Vietnam last year. With $38 billion in bilateral trade in 2018, Japan ranks fourth amongst Vietnam's trade partners.
The Deputy PM called on Marubeni Corporation and showed his appreciation. He described Marubeni's development in Vietnam as an illustration of the Vietnam - Japan cooperation and friendship which are flourishing in a substantive and comprehensive manner thanks to high levels of political trust. Dung said Vietnam attaches great importance to its economic partnership with Japan and appreciated Japanese businesses investment expansion in various industries.