Baku, January 8, AZERTAC
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang will attend activities marking the opening of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), according to Xinhua news agency. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a regular press briefing on Friday that Xi will attend and address the inaugurating ceremony in the morning of January 16 while Li will address the founding conference of the AIIB council in the afternoon. The series of opening activities will last from January 16 to 18.
The China-initiated development bank was formally established in Beijing on December 25 of last year. The bank, headquartered in Beijing, now has 57 members.