The Import-Export Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Eximbank) of Vietnam and the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporations (SMBC) marked the 5th anniversary of their strategic alliance in Ho Chi Minh City on February 22.

Speaking at the event, Eximbank Director Truong Van Phuoc affirmed that this strategic cooperation is remarkably effective, helping his bank gain a gigantic growth in both operation scale and service quality.

Harumitsu Hida, Japanese consul general in HCM City, highly evaluated the cooperative relations, especially at a time when the strategic partnership between Vietnam and Japan has incessantly been consolidated and developed.

He expressed his belief that with the SMBC’s support, Eximbank will be able to achieve its target of becoming the most powerful retail bank in Vietnam, contributing to the development of the two countries’ trade.

With the SMBC’s effective support, Eximbank has reinforced its position as one of the leading commercial banks in Vietnam during the past five years.

It has earned a host of prestigious prizes, including those from The Banker and Asiamoney magazines.

In the coming time, the two sides will continue boosting cooperation in the field of training to improve proficiency of their staff.-VNA