The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB/the Bank) and the Republic of Korea (ROK) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) finalizing arrangements for the organization of the 2017 AIIB Annual Meeting. This year’s meeting is being co-hosted by the Bank and the Government of the Republic of Korea, and will be held on June 16-18, 2017, in Jeju Island in the Republic of Korea.
The Annual Meeting is the Bank’s flagship event. In recognition of the challenges Bank members face in making infrastructure investments while fulfilling ambitious environmental commitments, this year’s meeting will center on the theme of ‘Sustainable Infrastructure’.
Over 1,500 delegates, including governors from the Bank’s membership, as well as participants from partner institutions, civil society organizations and leading experts from a range of fields, will come together to think anew about how to build a better and more sustainable future.
A dedicated Annual Meeting website www.aiib2017.org will go live tomorrow, and is where interested participants can learn more about the event and also complete their registration.
AIIB Vice President & Corporate Secretary Sir Danny Alexander said, “I am delighted to sign this MOU today and welcome the excellent collaboration we have had with the Korean Government in preparing for AIIB’s first ever event away from its headquarters. I would encourage anyone thinking of attending to visit the Annual Meeting website and to register early.”
H.E. Sang-mok Choi, First Vice Minister of Strategy and Finance (MOSF) of the Republic of Korea, noted that, “the Annual Meeting will serve as a platform for the AIIB to firmly position itself as a multilateral development bank mandated in infrastructure development. The 2017 Annual Meeting will also serve as an opportunity for the Bank to further develop the relationship with Korea and strengthen cooperation with member countries.”