Governor Le Minh Hung meets with China Banking Regulatory Commission’s Chairman, Guo Shuqing (File Photo)

Hanoi (VNA) -
The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) agreed in principle to allow the Agricultural Bank of China to open a branch in Hanoi, SBV Governor Le Minh Hung said.

Hung was speaking at a recent meeting with Chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission Guo Shuqing in Hanoi.

Hung proposed to the two sides to enhance co-operation in supervising the cross-border entities to ensure safety and efficiency of the banking system and to create conditions for these entities to contribute to boosting the investment-trade relations between the two countries.

On November 12, the two banks signed a memorandum of understanding about information exchange in banking supervision, which replaced the memorandum of understanding signed in 2008.

The Agricultural Bank of China is the third largest bank in China and in the world by total assets.

The bank had total assets estimated at 2.82 trillion USD.-VNA