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AIIB to invest in Afghanistan

AT-KABUL: The Asian Investment Infrastructure Bank is interested in investing in Afghanistan, head of the bank has told Afghan officials.

In a meeting with finance minister Eklil Hakimi, JinLiqun, head of the bank also talked on the Afghanistan, China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Iran railway project.

Hakimi demanded the bank to invest in big projects including railways in Afghanistan.

“There are several projects in Afghanistan where the Asian Investment Infrastructure Bank’s funding support would be significant,” Hakimi said.

Hakimi invited Jin to visit Afghanistan in the near future in and attend in Brussels Conference.

Jin expressed his support for Afghanistan’s application to join the China-based bank as a full member, and assured that Afghanistan’s membership will be discussed in September this year.

He also assured that the bank would review and consider all projects proposed by Afghanistan for funding support.

 

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