Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank expects to grow its membership to
85 by the end of this year, the bank's president Jin Liqun said.
China won widespread support for the establishment of AIIB, with 57
founding members, Jin said at the Jiangsu Development Summit in Nanjing,
"By the end of this year, a total of 85 countries and regions will
become AIIB members," Jin said.
Jin added that the Belt and Road Initiative and AIIB are both great
Reflecting on the process of setting up the new bank and securing
support from founding members, he said China had shown its willingness
to serve the world using the experience of reform and opening up.
"Though the Belt and Road Initiative doesn't cover all AIIB members, we
will put more efforts in the future and believe more and more countries
will join AIIB," Jin said.