Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II cum Governor for Brunei Darussalam at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah attended the 7th AIIB Board of Governors (BOG) annual meeting yesterday.
AIIB Governor for Mongolia Javkhlan Bold chaired the virtual meeting, assisted by AIIB Governor for Poland Magdalena Rzeczkowska as vice chair.
Themed ‘Sustainable Infrastructure Toward a Connected World,’ the annual meeting aims to reaffirm infrastructure’s crucial role in supporting recovery, growth and connectivity. It also reiterates the bank’s commitment toward sustainable and resilient infrastructure investments in a crisis and climate challenged world.
During the opening session, AIIB President Jin Liqun shared the latest achievements, initiatives and policy directions of the bank in spurring infrastructure development in the region as well as in helping member countries mitigate the impacts of evolving global challenges.
A roundtable session was also held, where governors, among others, deliberated on the bank’s support in financing infrastructure in a crisis prone world, enhancing energy access and transitioning towards net zero.
Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew emphasised three priority areas for the bank to undertake to support members’ journey towards a sustainable and resilient future: to support projects design and development to create pipelines of robust and bankable infrastructure projects to improve financing attractiveness; facilitate strategic partnerships between policymakers, business and multi-lateral development institutions in creating new opportunities; and to channel more investments in securing the future of food, water and energy resources.
Deputy Permanent Secretary (Trade and Industry) at the Ministry of Finance and Economy (MoFE) Mohammad Harris bin Brigadier General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Haji Ibrahim and officers from the International Affairs Division of MoFE also attended.