Beijing, November 18, 2019
AIIB President Welcomes HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium, Representative of His Majesty the King, and Belgian Business Delegation to Beijing Headquarters
Left photo: AIIB President Jin Liqun welcomes HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium to the Bank's Beijing Headquarters.
Right photo: AIIB President Jin Liqun presents Belgium’s AIIB Certificate of Membership to HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium.
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) President Jin Liqun today welcomed Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium to the Bank’s headquarters in Beijing, China. Princess Astrid led a Belgian business delegation comprising over 60 representatives from cross-business sectors to meet with AIIB representatives as part of the Belgian Economic Mission’s visit to China.
In his courtesy meeting with Princess Astrid, President Jin welcomed Belgium’s full membership with AIIB.
“Belgium has been a strong supporter of multilateral cooperation,” said President Jin. “Together with our other European shareholders, Belgium contributes significantly to AIIB’s development and strengthens the connectivity between Asia and Europe.”
Belgium officially joined AIIB as a nonregional member in July 2019, having completed all necessary procedures for full membership. The country’s prospective membership was approved by AIIB’s Board of Governors in March 2017.
During the visit, business sessions were held to facilitate dialogue between the delegation and AIIB representatives on the Bank’s infrastructure development projects, investment strategies and priorities.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a multilateral development bank with a mission to improve social and economic outcomes in Asia. Headquartered in Beijing, we began operations in January 2016 and have now grown to 100 approved members worldwide. By investing in sustainable infrastructure and other productive sectors in Asia and beyond, we will better connect people, services and markets that over time will impact the lives of billions and build a better future.
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