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Pakistan welcomes Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s strong policies on governance: Finance Minister

Islamabad, January 17, 2016 (PPI-OT): Pakistan welcomes the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB’s) strong policies on governance, accountability, financial, and social framework and its ideals of “lean, clean and green,” bank, says a press release received from Beijing here today.

Pakistan’s Finance Minister Ishaq Dar expressed these views adding that his country hoped to see the bank focus on the mega projects in areas of infrastructure, energy and transport as top priority. He was addressing the meeting of the AIIB Board of Governors, held today at the State Guest House this morning in Beijing.

Ishaq Dar said that Pakistan’s geo-strategic location provided a potential for greater regional connectivity. He hoped AIIB would act as a catalyst of change and impart a salutary effect in reducing the poverty in the region, providing employment opportunities, and raising income and business prospects.

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar also appreciated the Chinese top leadership for their continued support and congratulated the elected Chairman, Board of Governors, Vice Chairmen and President Jin of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and all the nominated Directors. “The operationalization of AIIB is historic and shows that our joint efforts to forge a “Community of Shared Destiny” are bearing fruit,” he said with satisfaction.

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