Japan refuses to attend AIIB meeting
Jiji -- Jun 17
Japan has declined an invitation to attend the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank's annual meeting, informed sources said Friday.

The meeting of the 80-member lending organization started on the island of Jeju with the attendance of new South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

According to diplomatic sources, the Japanese embassy in Seoul received an invitation to the opening ceremony, but replied that it would not be present.

"As a nonmember state, we have no reason to attend the meeting," a Japanese government source said.

On June 5, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his government will conditionally cooperate with China's "One Belt, One Roard" economic development initiative involving countries along the old Silk Road. The AIIB plays a leading role in financing the massive infrastructure project.

News source: Jiji
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