World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim to visit China


BEIJING: World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will visit China July 15-17 to expand cooperation in areas including development financing and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

During his three-day visit, Dr. Kim will meet with China’s state leaders and key ministers to discuss global economic development, health sector reform and financial inclusion, and explore ways to reinforce the World Bank Group’s partnership with China. He also will meet with top officials of the Interim Secretariat of the AIIB to explore opportunities of collaboration.

“I would like to thank the Chinese government, particularly the Ministry of Finance, for their commitment to working with the World Bank Group,” said Dr. Kim. “We welcome China’s eminent role in global development, including support for the World Bank Group, and we are privileged to support China’s reform agenda. I am convinced our growing partnership will help the world achieve inclusive and sustainable development.”

Dr. Kim will be accompanied by IFC Executive Vice President and CEO Jin-Yong Cai, World Bank East Asia and Pacific Regional Vice President Axel van Trotsenburg, Chief Operating Officer Karen Finkelston of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, and World Bank Vice President for Human Development Keith Hansen.