Korea, September 10, 2015

President-designate Jin meets President Park of the Republic of Korea

Mr Jin Liqun, President-designate of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, met with President Park Geun-hye of the Republic of Korea on September 9, 2015. During his two day visit to the Republic of Korea, Mr. Jin also held meetings with Deputy Prime Minister Choi Kyung Hwan, and Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Mr. Yoon Sang-jick, as well as executives of Korean financial institutions and companies.

Mr. Jin said, "I am truly grateful to President Park and the Korean government for their steadfast support for the AIIB. I am delighted to be visiting the Republic of Korea this week, my first overseas trip to an AIIB founding member country outside of China since my selection as President-designate. Korea is an important regional founding member of the Bank. Over the past two days, I have held fruitful discussions about the Bank with a number of Korean leaders, from both the public and private sectors. I welcome their strong interest in the AIIB and I look forward to furthering our cooperation in the years ahead".

"I am delighted to welcome President-designate Jin to visit Korea first of all the prospective founding members, and I welcome the AIIB to play an active role in increasing infrastructure investments and promoting economic development in the Asian region", President Park said, "As I informed China's President Xi and Premier Li during my recent visit to Beijing, Korea will continue to give its full support to the development of the Bank and we have many companies, financial institutions and experts who are keen to work with AIIB in the years ahead."