(MENAFN) The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank's (AIIB) Board of Governors has given the green light to a new membership application from the Republic of Lebanon, bringing AIIB's total approved membership to 87, the bank said on its website on Tuesday.
"We're pleased to welcome Lebanon as a prospective member," said AIIB Vice President and Corporate Secretary Sir Danny Alexander. "It is an important and historic commercial hub in the Middle East and we look forward to Lebanon playing an active role within AIIB."
Lebanon will officially join AIIB as a regional member once it completes the required domestic processes and deposits the first capital installment with the bank.
The shares allocated to the new prospective member come from AIIB's existing pool of unallocated shares.
The third annual meeting of AIIB kicked off in here in Mumbai on Monday with the theme "Mobilizing Finance for Infrastructure: Innovation and Collaboration."