VN to take further action in IIB

Viet Nam has committed to be proactive in helping the International Investment Bank (IIB) restructure and develop sustainability in the future, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue said on Tuesday.


Viet Nam is committed to contribute its stake in IIB in time, Deputy PM said during a meeting with IIB chairman Nikolay Kosov.

IIB was encouraged to open its office here and the Vietnamese Government would help resolve personnel issues for IIB’s branch in Viet Nam, Hue added.

IIB is a multilateral institution that promotes social and economic development, prosperity, and economic cooperation between its member states.

There are now nine countries that have joined the Moscow-headquartered IIB, including Viet Nam, Cuba, Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Russia.

He said Viet Nam highly appreciated the efforts IIB had made in recent years to restructure and improve the efficiency of the banking system, and provide local banks with up-to-date international standards.

Deputy PM Hue also spoke highly of the bank’s operation in Viet Nam with its lending to local banks and financial institutions, which is a good way to strengthen local financial businesses.

Viet Nam had the highest economic growth rate among all IIB member states and was the second largest country in terms of population, however, it only possessed a 4 per cent stake in IIB, according to the bank chairman.

That required Viet Nam to make stronger efforts in IIB’s operation, he said, adding it was also the only country that has not assigned the central bank governor and officials into IIB’s boards of governors and managers.

IIB would want to expand its business in Viet Nam, not only in the financial sector but also in other large-scale government projects, and to partner with large-cap companies in the country, Nikolay said.

On the same day, IIB launched an introduction ceremony and signed a co-operative agreement with Sai Gon-Ha Noi Joint Stock Commercial Bank.


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