The Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic and the Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress Cao Jianming met on Wednesday in Belgrade and agreed that the political relations of the two states have grown considerably and are standing at their best level ever.
Both Belgrade and Beijing are very supportive of the 16+1 mechanism and are active members of it. According to Brnabic, her country “considers it an integral part of the Belt and Road initiative of the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping” as Serbian media wrote.
“Cao Jianming expressed his belief that the next Summit of the Prime Ministers of the member countries of the China-CIE Cooperation Mechanism, which will be held in Sofia on 6-7 July will bring new ideas and proposals for a more successful follow-up within the framework of the mechanism, which is of great importance for the development of our countries”, balkaninsight.com reports.
The China-CEES mechanism has offered new development potential for both sides and their further co-operation, while the Serbian PM argued that “for Serbia the trilateral project of railway modernization through the construction of Belgrade-Budapest railway is particularly important, which is the first cross-border project under this cooperation mechanism.”… / IBNA