TASHKENT, May 3 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Finance Minister Xie Xuren made three proposals to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for its future development here on Monday.
At a business session of the 43rd annual meeting for ADB Board of Governors that kicked off Monday, Xie said the ADB should fully tap its potential as a knowledge platform in seeking ways for Asia 's future development.
It should also promote collective economic expansion of Asia by deepening regional economic cooperation, said Xie.
Thirdly, the ADB should raise its assistance efficiency and enhance its capacity for institution building, while making active contribution to the regional prosperity and stability, he added.
All Asian members are still facing difficult tasks of retaining economic growth and adjusting economic structure, because the basis for world's recovery from the global financial crisis has not been consolidated so far, said the Chinese minister.
On the sidelines of ADB's first annual meeting in Central Asia, Xie also met with Uzbek President Islam Karimov, Uzbek First Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Rustam Azimov and heads of delegations including Bangladesh, New Zealand and Fiji.