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Statement by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on Meeting the AIIB Leadership

October 22, 2015


WASHINGTON, October 22, 2015—World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim met with Jin Liqun, President-designate of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, at the World Bank Group’s headquarters today to discuss ongoing collaboration between the two institutions.

The World Bank Group has been providing extensive assistance to the AIIB to help it get ready for business. The AIIB shares the World Bank Group’s goal of providing financing for much-needed infrastructure to help countries boost their economies, improve services for their people and create jobs and reduce poverty.

“I warmly welcome President-designate Jin to the World Bank Group,” said Kim. “I look forward to further strengthening our existing strong relationship and identifying specific areas of future cooperation, including co-financing opportunities.”

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