Japanese enterprises will continue their investment in Ho Chi Minh City and call on more investors to Vietnam, Horito Hyakkoku, Chairman of the Japanese Business Association in the southern hub (JBAH), told the municipal People’s Committee on May 28.

He said that the association groups more than 700 enterprises, about 100 of them joining in 2013, which shows their interest in the city and Vietnam in general.

In recent years, the JBAH has promoted Vietnam as a country of political stability and social safety, therefore Vietnam should work to maintain such an image, Horito Hyakkoku added.

At the meeting, Vice Chairman of the HCM City committee Le Thanh Liem said he hopes the association will continue acting its role as a bridge between Japanese enterprises and the municipal authorities.

He said the Vietnamese Government, its ministries and the city have promptly handled consequences of regrettable incidents that happened on May 13-14 and helped affected businesses soon resume their operation.

Local authorities pledged to strictly punish extremists and ensure safety for foreign enterprises, including those from Japan.-VNA