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2021 Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries Beijing List of Activities
2021/02/18

On 9th February 2021, the Summit of China and Central and Eastern European Countries (hereinafter referred to as "The Participants") was hosted by the People's Republic of China through video link. President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China, Chairman of the Presidency Milorad Dodik of Bosnia and Herzegovina, President Milos Zeman of the Czech Republic, President Milo Djukanovic of Montenegro, President Andrzej Duda of the Republic of Poland, President Aleksandar Vucic of the Republic of Serbia, Prime Minister Edi Rama of the Republic of Albania, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov's representative, Deputy Prime Minister Mariyana Nikolova of the Republic of Bulgaria, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic of the Republic of Croatia, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of the Hellenic Republic, Prime Minister Orban Viktor of Hungary, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev of the Republic of North Macedonia, Prime Minister Igor Matovic of the Slovak Republic, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development and Technology Zdravko Pocivalsek of the Republic of Slovenia, Minister of Foreign Affairs Eva-Maria Liimets of the Republic of Estonia, Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkevics of the Republic of Latvia, Minister of Transportation and Communications Marius Skuodis of the Republic of Lithuania, and Minister of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Tourism Claudiu Nasui of Romania attended the Summit. The Republic of Austria, the Republic of Belarus, the European Union, the Swiss Confederation and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development were present as observers.

To promote the sustainable and steady development of China-CEEC Cooperation, the Participants jointly formulate 2021 Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries Beijing List of Activities.

1. Planning and coordination

(1) The Participants will continue to hold the China-CEEC National Coordinators' Meetings in 2021.

(2) The Participants support continuing to hold working meetings between the Chinese Secretariat for Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries and CEECs' Embassies in Beijing.

(3) National Coordinators of the Participants are willing to conduct consultations on enlargement procedures of China-CEEC Cooperation and other relevant issues.

2. Trade and investment

(1) The Participants support holding the 5th China-CEEC Customs Inspection and Quarantine Cooperation Dialogue in the People's Republic of China.

(2) The Participants support holding the 4th China-CEEC Ministerial Conference on Economic and Trade Promotion in Ningbo, the People's Republic of China.

(3) The Participants support holding the 2nd China-CEEC Expo in Ningbo, the People's Republic of China, and welcome holding of the 4th China International Import Expo in 2021.

(4) The Participants support holding the 6th meeting of the China-CEEC Business Council in the People's Republic of China.

(5) The Participants support the People's Republic of China in holding the 3rd China-CEEC SME Cooperation Forum in Cangzhou.

(6) Interested Participants support Romania in holding the China-CEEC Textile Expo.

3. Pandemic containment and health cooperation

(1) The Participants will continue to hold China-CEEC Health Ministers' Special Meeting, Health Experts' Meeting and other activities in a flexible manner, depending on the development of the pandemic situation.

(2) The Participants support Hungary in holding the 2nd China-CEEC Expert Forum on Regulation of Medical Products and Medical Devices in Budapest.

4. Connectivity, innovation, science and technology and energy

(1) Interested Participants support holding the 4th China-CEEC High-level Customs Cooperation Forum.

(2) The Participants support holding the 4th China-CEEC Transport Ministers' Meeting in the Republic of Poland.

(3) The Participants support holding the 3rd China-CEEC Logistics Secretariat Focal Point Meeting in the People's Republic of China or one of the CEECs.

(4) The Participants support the People's Republic of China in holding the 5th China-CEEC Conference on Innovation Cooperation in 2021.

(5) Interested Participants will explore the possibility of holding China-CEEC Forum for Young S&T Talents in the People's Republic of China.

(6) Interested Participants recognize the interest of the Republic of Serbia and Montenegro in establishing China-CEEC Smart City Centre.

(7) Interested Participants support holding the 2nd China-CEEC Energy Cooperation Forum for enterprises.

5. Environmental protection, agriculture, food industry and forestry

(1) The Participants designate the year 2021 as the China-CEEC Cooperation's Year of Green Development and Environmental Protection, and will make an active effort to carry out relevant exchanges and cooperation.

(2) The Participants support holding the 2nd China-CEEC Ministers' Conference on Environmental Cooperation in the People's Republic of China.

(3) The Participants support organizing a children's painting online exhibition with the theme of environmental protection.

(4) The Participants support holding the 5th China-CEEC Meeting of the Ministers of Agriculture, the 15th Agri-trade and Economic Cooperation Forum, the 10th and the 11th Consultative Board Meeting of the Association for the Promotion of Agricultural Cooperation between the People's Republic of China and Central and Eastern European Countries (APACCCEEC).

(5) The Participants support holding the 3rd China-CEEC High-level Conference on Forestry Cooperation in the People's Republic of China.

6. People-to-people exchanges

(1) The Participants support holding the 3rd China-CEEC Expert Forum on Intangible Cultural Heritage Protection in the Hellenic Republic.

(2) The Participants will explore the possibility of establishing China-CEEC Creative Hub in Montenegro.

(3) The Participants support holding the 3rd China-CEEC Art Cooperation Forum in the Republic of Serbia.

(4) The Participants support holding the 6th China-CEEC High-level Conference on Tourism Cooperation in the Hellenic Republic.

(5) Interested Participants support holding the 2nd China-CEEC Library Union Forum in the Republic of North Macedonia.

(6) Interested Participants support holding the 4th China-CEEC Association of Publishing Houses Forum in the People's Republic of China.

(7) The Participants support holding the China-CEEC Film Workshop on film distribution and exchange of experience in the Republic of North Macedonia.

(8) Interested Participants support holding the China-CEEC Spokespersons Dialogue in CEECs.

(9) Interested Participants welcome the exchange of journalist visits between the People's Republic of China and CEECs. The Chinese side continues to invite CEE journalists to visit the People's Republic of China.

(10) The Participants support holding the 8th China-CEEC High-level Symposium of Think Tanks in the Republic of Bulgaria.

7. Education, sports, youth and local cooperation

(1) The Participants support holding the 8th China-CEEC Education Policy Dialogue and the 7th meeting of China-CEEC Higher Education Institutes Consortium.

(2) The Participants support the joint establishment of China-CEEC Sports Coordination Mechanism by the Republic of Croatia and the Republic of Slovenia. The Republic of Croatia will be in charge of summer sports, the Republic of Slovenia of winter sports.

(3) Interested Participants support holding Bridge of the Future China-CEEC youths camp exchanges in the People's Republic of China.

(4) The Participants support holding the 5th China-CEEC Capital Mayors Forum in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

(5) The Participants support holding the 2021 China-CEEC Mayors Forum in Ningbo, the People's Republic of China.

Countries participating in the Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries will actively prepare for and participate in the above-mentioned events in physical or online form on a voluntary basis, and make flexible adjustments according to the epidemic situation in 2021.

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