September 21, 2011
The head of METROPOL Group of Companies, the President of the Business Council for Cooperation with Vietnam, M.V. Slipenchuk attended the 10th session of the Russian-Vietnamese working group on interbank cooperation
The meeting was held in Moscow on 20 September in the Central
Bank of Russian Federation. In his welcoming remarks, M.V.
Slipenchuk on behalf of the Russian business community
congratulated the head of the State Bank of Vietnam Mr. Nguyen Van
Binh and Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank of Russian Federation
V.N. Melnikov with the anniversary meeting of the
Russian-Vietnamese working group on interbank cooperation, noting
that, since its establishment in 2007, Russian-Vietnamese business
council is a permanent member of the Working Group and it is
actively involved in its meetings in Russia, and
lso, M. Slipenchuk congratulated Mr. Nguyen Van Binh with his
recent appointment as head of the State Bank of Vietnam, and the
60th anniversary of foundation of Vietnamese banking system.
During his speech, M.V. Slipenchuk informed the Russian and
Vietnamese businessmen on the recent activities of the Business
Council. In particular, he said: "Currently, in addition to
traditional areas of cooperation between our countries the
cooperation in high technology areas is developing actively.
Several Russian companies entering the market of Vietnam with 4G
connection, broadband Internet, IT-banking products, systems of
instant payments, etc. This is eloquently evidenced by the banking
seminar organized by the Business Council in Hanoi in March 2011
for the company "Centre of Financial Technologies," to which the
Vietnamese banks have shown great interest".
M.V. Slipenchuk also referred to the projects supported by the
Business Council, which are implemented in line with key areas of
the State Bank activity. Among them - the introduction of new
banking technologies at the State Bank of Vietnam as well as at the
other credit institutions of the country, as well as the
introduction of payment systems in Vietnam.
M.V. Slipenchuk recommended the representatives of the Vietnamese
banking community to pay attention to the company "Centre of
Financial Technologies", present at the the meeting, which within
the framework of Banking seminar in Hanoi held in March 2011 has
proposed a number of banking products, the competitiveness and
efficiency of which is at the same level as of Western
counterparts, but their price is lower than those of the Western
proposals. Also, to the company Qiwi - the leader of Russian market
of payment systems, which is launching its pilot project in
Vietnam. in order to develop this topic M.V. Slipenchuk has shared
his own experience on attracting and introduction of advanced
Japanese technologies in "Obibank", which is the part of METROPOL
Group of Companies.
Also in his speech, M.V. Slipenchuk more extensively highlighted
the theme of tourism from Russia to Vietnam, which raised the
deputy chairman of the Central Bank of Russian Federation V.N.
Melnikov. M.V. Slipenchuk talked about the GC project
on establishing the special economic zone "Baikal Harbor", the
multi-functional tourist complex, which is being implemented by
METROPOL Group of Companies, and suggested that Vietnamese
companies will consider participation, ensuring that the Business
Council will provide their help in this regard. To familiarize with
progress of the project on the site, M.V. Slipenchuk invited Mr.
Binh and V.N. Melnikov to visit Lake Baikal in summer.
In conclusion, M. Slipenchuk introduced a new member of the
Business Council - Industrial Association "Radio Plant named after
A.S. Popov" and its Director General I.V. Polyakov. This company
specializes in the implementation of modern communication and
control systems, modernization and servicing of telecommunications
equipment, mobile radio systems, digital communication systems,
innovative solutions in the field of data transmission systems in
the Russian ministries and departments.
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