Haruhiko Kuroda, the president of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), has announced his intention to continue serving as the president in the next term. The current term ends on November 23.
Kuroda was elected president by ADB's Board of Governors in November 2004 and was re-elected in November 2006 for another five-year term.
Yoshihiko Noda, the Japanese finance minister has issued a statement "strongly" supporting Kuroda's re-election.
"[Kuroda] organised ADB's swift and effective assistances in