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Han Zheng Meets President of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

    On September 20, Han Zheng, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and secretary of the CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee, met with Jin Liqun, president of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), and the delegation he led.

    Han Zheng first expressed congratulations on the AIIBs successful operation for nearly two years since its founding. He said in implementation of the strategic decisions by the Communist Party of China with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core, Shanghai is actively participating in the Belt & Road development and, with economic and trade cooperation as a point of breakthrough, financial opening as the core, infrastructure construction as the priority and cooperation with sister cities in the world as a point of penetration, Shanghai is trying to better serve the opening strategy of our country. In implementation of the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinpings instructions to "make common efforts at protection and engage in no major development" along the Yangtze River, we will strive to make greater contributions to the development of the Yangtze River economic belt. The Belt & Road development and the Yangtze River economic belt construction offer a broad arena, so we hope the two sides will further strengthen cooperation, and Shanghai would like to contribute more to the AIIBs better development.

    Jin Liqun said the AIIB is a multi-lateral development bank initiated by China, which is devoted to he inter-connectivity of infrastructure in Asia and to the promotion of regional economic cooperation. Shanghai is China’s largest economic center and the dragonhead of the Yangtze River economic belt. Our visit is mainly to learn from Shanghai’s experience in development, and the AIIB would like to boost strategic and practical cooperation with Shanghai. We welcome Shanghai enterprises and talent to cooperate with the AIIB and together let us build green and high-quality infrastructural projects in countries along the Belt & Road routes.