High expectations of Central and Eastern Europe in the China summit

High expectations of Central and Eastern Europe in the China summit

Tirana, 24 November 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

In the city of Suzhou in Southern China, a two day meeting of Chinese state leaders with leaders of Central and Eastern countries has started . This is the fourth high level meeting in the framework of the cooperation incentive between China and Central  and Eastern European countries.

Present in this summit is the prime minister of Albania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, FYROM, Romania, Bulgaria, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia. Based on a web poll from the China Radio International foreign service for Russia and Eastern Europe, the expectations from this meeting are high.

The participants in this survey are hoping that China and Central and Eastern Europe will strengthen cooperation in order to boost  cooperation, regional economic development and to create more jobs, in order to improve the life of the people of this region.

According to the survey on the main topics of this summit, 60,1% of respondents selected investments and commercial issues. 66,7 of respondents believe that different countries of Central and Eastern Europe have an advantage in human resources compared to other developed countries of Western Europe. Meanwhile, 58,1% of respondents believe that the favorable geographical position can link the entire European continent and offers favorable conditions for Chinese investments in Europe.

In the two day meeting, the Chinese PM, Li Keqiang and the leaders of 16 Central and Eastern European countries, will hold talks on bilateral cooperation.

This meeting will focus on strengthening friendly ties with mutual benefits, trade and investments, collaboration in finance, control of the quality of agricultural products, cultural exchanges ,etc. After this meeting, “The medium term cooperation program 16+1” and “Suzhou program” are expected to be published.

PM Edi Rama says that this meeting is expected to mark a new moment in this collaboration.

He says that this meeting will approve two documents, which will be the basis for a platform of cooperation in 10 domains and plans will be made on more than 10 mechanisms of cooperation. /ibna/