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  • ASIA AND PACIFIC

  • 13 October 2017

    Deputy Minister Marek Magierowski attended 10th meeting of 16+1 National Coordinators (Central and Eastern Europe - China) in Budapest.

    “We regard the 16+1 as an important platform for cooperation between Europe and China. It has become not only a useful instrument of enhanced practical cooperation in many fields, but it has also created opportunities for building synergies with some EU projects,” Deputy Minister Marek Magierowski said in his address.

    The main focus of the meeting was a discussion on the preparations ahead of the 6th summit of prime ministers of Central and Eastern European Countries and China, which will be held in Budapest on 28 November.

    Coordinators also exchanged opinions about the preliminary draft of the so-called Budapest Guidelines that the summit plans to adopt as its final document. Deputy Minister Marek Magierowski said he expects the summit to be not only a political event, but also to provide additional opportunities for contacts and cooperation to be established between companies from the countries in the region and China.

    The 16+1 platform was created during a summit of Central and Eastern European Countries and China, which was held in Warsaw in 2012. The initiative brings together 16 countries of the region (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, and Slovakia) and China. Its purpose is to deepen the multidimensional cooperation between its members in such areas as the economy, culture, science, and tourism. The annual summit of prime ministers is the most important political event in this format.

    MFA Press Office

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