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China hopes ADB will boost ties with 'One Belt One Road' initiatives
May 6, 2017 / 6:52 AM / in 5 months

China hopes ADB will boost ties with 'One Belt One Road' initiatives

YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) - Chinese Finance Minister Xiao Jie said on Saturday he hopes the Asian Development Bank will strengthen strategic ties with his country’s “One Belt One Road” initiative to support development in Asia.

Chinese Finance Minister Xiao Jie attends the first business session at Asian Development Bank (ADB)'s annual meeting in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan May 6, 2017. REUTERS/Issei Kato

“China hopes the ADB ... strengthens the strategic ties between its programmes and the One Belt One Road initiative to maximise synergy effects and promote Asia’s further development,” Xiao said at the ADB’s annual gathering in Yokohama, eastern Japan.

Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Nick Macfie

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