BEIJING (Sputnik) — Moscow and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) have agreed on the appointment of a Russian vice president, Russian Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukaev said Saturday.
"No, there is no decision on a personal candidacy, there is a mutual agreement on the fact that a vice president will be appointed from Russia, confirmed by the sides," Ulyukaev told reporters.
In May, Russian President Vladimir Putin met AIIB President Jin Liqun to discuss the appointment of a vice president, among other issues. Russia's trade representative in China Alexei Gruzdev was named as a candidate for the post.
The AIIB, an international financial institution proposed by China to invest in infrastructure projects in the Asia-Pacific region, was created in October 2014 and currently has 57 founding members.