Norway signals wish to join China-led Asian investment bank

March 31, 2015 4:44 PM

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Norway said Tuesday it intends to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as a prospective founding member to promote closer ties to the Asia-Pacific region, a move that could help the country's frozen relations with China thaw.

Norwegian Foreign Minister Boerge Brende said the Scandinavian country is a major contributor to global development efforts and wants to be among the countries in "further refining the structure and mission" of the Chinese-led bank.

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