Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam always creates conditions for foreign enterprises to do business in the country, and they must comply with Vietnam’s laws, Vice Foreign Ministry Spokesman Doan Khac Viet has said.

"Any legal violation behaviour will be punished," he affirmed at the ministry’s regular press conference in Hanoi on May 28.

In response to reporters’ queries about the alleged bribery case involving Japan’s Tenma company based in the northern province of Bac Ninh, Viet said the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan has reported to authorities at home and Vietnamese competent agencies are investigating the case in line with local regulations.

Regarding the information that some Vietnamese taxation and customs officers received 25 million JPY (231,900 USD) from Tenma company, he said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc had assigned relevant agencies to promptly investigate the case.

The Bac Ninh police are also joining in the investigation while leaders of the Finance Ministry have directed the suspension of several a number of officials involved in the case, he added./.