February 04th, 2010 | Xinhua Chinese vice premier meets African Development Bank president
China hopes African Development Bank (ADB)maintain its efforts to further the Sino-African friendship of cooperation,Vice Premier Wang Qishan said in Beijing Thursday.
Meeting with the visiting ADB President Donald Kaberuka, Wang said the ADB played an important role in promoting regional poverty reduction and helping its member countries combat global financial crisis.
The ADB also made great contributions to deepening the Sino-African cooperation in such areas as economy, trade, investment and finance, Wang said.
China expected the ADB to maintain its role as a bridge and platform for advancing the Sino-African relationship, he said.
Kaberuka, who visited China at the invitation of China’s central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan, said the ADB was ready to enhance cooperation with China in all fields.
Founded in 1964, the ADB is the largest African regional multilateral development bank. China became a member in 1985.