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AIIB to have '85 to 90 members' by year end

Development bank's Chinese president expects 15 new signatories

BOAO, China -- The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank expects to add 15 more members this year, President Jin Liqun said on Saturday at the Boao Forum for Asia, in Boao, Hainan Province.

The China-led AIIB launched in January 2016 with 57 member countries, including China, the U.K., Germany and France. The bank on Thursday approved 13 new members, including Canada, Belgium and Hong Kong.

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