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Six More Nations Apply To Join the AIIB

March 28, 2015 (EIRNS)—Russia, Brazil, Denmark, Georgia, Netherlands, and Spain all announced yesterday and today that they are going to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as founding members, and the Chinese government is welcoming them onboard. On top of the half-dozen European countries that had already broken with Obama on this, what is occurring amounts to an international avalanche—an avalanche that the U.S. should join, but that can only happen by removing Obama from the Presidency.

There are now over 40 countries that are already in, or have applied to be, founding members of the AIIB.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov told the press at the Baoao Forum for Asia (BFA) today:

“I would like to inform you about the decision to participate in the AIIB” which Putin made, RT reports. “We are delighted to be able to step up cooperation in the format of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and China ... the free movement of goods and capital within the EEU brings economies of Europe and Asia closer. This is intertwined with the Silk Road Economic Belt initiative, launched by the Chinese leadership,”

he said.

RT also reported that Brazil announced on March 27 that it will join the AIIB. The office of President Dilma Rousseff announced in a short statement: “Brazil is very interested in participating in this initiative.” This is highly significant, not only because Brazil is a BRICS member, but it now becomes the first nation in the entire Western Hemisphere to join the AIIB. More will surely follow.

It was Spain’s Vice President Soraya Saenz de Santamaria who announced that nation’s decision to join the AIIB, an initiative which Spanish business is said to view as having enormous potential.

Danish officials announced their decision with gusto. The communique released by Trade and Development Minister Mogens Jensen called China’s establishment of the AIIB a significant and exciting event for the world order. Denmark’s Ambassador to China, Friis Arne Petersen, said "I am very happy that our government has taken this step," adding that by joining the AIIB, Denmark can help eradicate poverty in the region.