Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan on May 28 attended the opening ceremony of the second branch of the Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade of Vietnam (Vietinbank) in Berlin.

She said the pioneering bank, in expanding into the German market in particular and Europe in general, has created to a turning point in the expansion strategy of Vietnamese banks.

It marked the development of the local finance and banking sector during the country's international integration process.

Doan also chaired a forum on accessing credit and business opportunities in Germany , co-hosted by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Vietinbank.

She said this is an opportunity for businesses from both countries to explore investment prospects and further boost their trade relations.

As part of her three-day working tour, which concludes on May 29, she also visited the Vietnamese Embassy and the Vietnamese overseas community of some 100,000 and said they played a key role in consolidating ties between the two countries.-VNA