By Jacob Greaves and Alexander Cornwell
The AIIB aims to finance projects worth about $4 billion this year, about 20 percent more than the $3.3 billion it financed in 2018.
"We expect to do more this year and beyond but I am not into rushing. I want to move forward on the basis of prudence and the basis of a meticulous feasibility study." Jin Liqun told Reuters in an interview in Dubai.
"Quantity is important ... but quality is the most important thing," he said.
The AIIB, which has 93 member countries, was set up to help meet Asia's infrastructure needs, while also demonstrating that a China-led institution can meet international standards for best practice.
He also said the AIIB was interested in working with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries -- Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman -- and Jordan, where it has already financed projects.
"I reaffirmed my commitment to working with the UAE, with Saudi, with Oman, with Jordan," he said of his meeting with Sheikh Mansour.
(Writing by Alexander Cornwell; Editing by Catherine Evans)
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