The Director of Japan's Viet Nam Economic Research Institute Hiroyuki Moribe (Photo: VNA)
Mr Moribe said Vietnam is a key partner in Japan’s foreign policy in Asia. The visit is expected to boost Japanese investment in Vietnam, one of very few countries with positive growth rate in the context of Covid-19 this year. He said Japan could draw lessons from Vietnam in this regard. He expected a new wave of Japanese investment in Vietnam, which may create spin-off effects for other regional and European companies to come and look for investment opportunities.