On April 21, 2023, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang met with President of the New Development Bank (NDB) Dilma Rousseff on the sidelines of the Lanting Forum on Chinese Modernization and the World in Shanghai.
Qin Gang congratulated Rousseff on her inauguration as President of the NDB, and said that the NDB represents the historical trend of the collective rise of emerging markets and developing countries. He hopes and believes that under the leadership of President Rousseff, the NDB will be in a better position to respond to the calls of developing countries, give full play to its role as a multilateral development financial institution, actively participate in cooperation on the Global Development Initiative, and make greater contributions to strengthening solidarity and cooperation among developing countries, achieving common development, improving global governance, and establishing a more just and equitable international financial order to the benefit of more countries and regions. As the host country, China stands ready to work closely with the NDB to provide support and assistance for President Rousseff's performance of duty and the operation of the NDB.
Rousseff thanked China for its strong support for the NDB's work, saying that the great achievements of Chinese modernization have set an example to other developing countries. The NDB should and can play an important role in changing the unfair international order, building a better world of multilateralism and promoting the building of a community with a shared future for mankind. The NDB is ready to carry out close cooperation with China.