On 16 May, Ji Chang Wook was named as an Honorary Ambassador at a commemoration ceremony held today at the KT Square Dream Hall in Jongno-gu, Seoul in advance of the 2017 AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank) 2nd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors to be held next month on Jeju Island.
The AIIB is a new multilateral development bank founded in January 2016 to bring countries together to address the daunting infrastructure needs across Asia. Headquartered in Beijing, AIIB’s mission is to improve economic and social development in Asia by investing in high quality, financially viable and environmentally friendly infrastructure projects.
According to the Deputy Prime Minister Yoo Il Ho (pictured above), “Ji Chang Wook has an exemplary image and a high reputation in Asia including China, Southeast Asia, and Korea whilst being active in public interest activities.”
As of today’s event, over 77 countries and their signatories were added to AIIB’s membership ranks to join in efforts to meet the infrastructure needs in the East Asia region and elsewhere.
The Korean Government and the AIIB will jointly host the 2nd AIIB Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors in Jeju-do, Republic of Korea, on 16-18 June 2017. Over 2,000 participants are expected to attend, including delegations from the 57 founding members, new members joining this year, international organizations, infrastructure businesses and financial institutions, media, and academia.
Until then, enjoy some photos from today’s event!
Credit: eDaily.com; Sports Chosun; photos as watermarked