Liu pointed out that the Asian Investment Bank has 100 members, won permanent observer status in the United Nations General Assembly smoothly, with a total loan of 8.5 billion US dollars and successfully issued the first US dollar global bond, formulated a series of important strategies and policies, and has become a new important member of the multilateral development system.
Liu Kun put forward three suggestions for the future development of the Asian Investment Bank. First, on the basis of summing up the past operational experience, he formulated the overall strategy to guide the future development in the light of his own characteristics, new trends in the international development field and diversified needs of its members.
Two, we should take advantage of ourselves as a multilateral development institution, and link up our own strategy with the development strategies of all members and the major cooperation initiatives such as one belt and one road and the Eurasian Internet Interconnection Strategy. We will actively participate in and support the development of the platform for multilateral development financing cooperation.
Thirdly, it summarizes and refines the development practices and concepts of countries including emerging markets and developing countries, launches high-quality flagship research reports in the field of infrastructure interconnection, and actively participates in relevant global and regional cooperation such as the Group of Twenty, ASEAN, China, Japan and Korea, Central Asia regional economic cooperation and Greater Mekong Subregional cooperation. Mechanisms to participate in improving global economic governance and enhance the influence of the Asian Investment Bank in global economic governance.
Liu stressed that as a shareholder and headquarters host country of the Asian Investment Bank, China will continue to support the development and growth of the Asian Investment Bank, and welcomed all parties to attend the fifth annual meeting of the Board of Directors of the Asian Investment Bank in July next year.
Jin Liqun, president of the Asian Investment Bank, said that its members account for 78% of the global population and 63% of global GDP. With the support of all members, we are building a lean, clean and green institution to support members in achieving sustainable development.
Up to now, the Asian Investment Bank has approved 46 loan projects of 18 members with a total loan value of $8.5 billion.