The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will grow its membership to nearly 100 countries and regions by the end of the year, making it a truly international financial institution with the mission of promoting multilateral benefits for all members, AIIB President Jin Liquns aid on Tuesday.
Up to 30 countries are waiting to join the AIIB and about 20 of them have expressed "firm commitment", Jin said.
The AIIB chief was speaking to about 30 editors from major Asian media outlets gathered in Beijing for the annual board meeting of the Asia News Network held at China Daily.
Jin's comments also came ahead of the bank's first annual meeting to be held on June 25 and 26 in Beijing. Governors and representatives from the bank's 57 founding members will attend the meeting.