Chinese President Xi Jinping will chair a China-CEEC (Central and Eastern European Countries) summit in Beijing on Tuesday and deliver a keynote address, the Chinese ministry spokeswoman said. of Foreign Affairs Hua Chunying.
China-CEEC cooperation has become closer in many areas, and Xi has outlined his views on developing China-CEEC relations on various occasions.
Here are some excerpts from his recent comments on this subject.
In a congratulatory message to Polish President Andrzej Duda last August, Xi said he was ready to work with President Duda to seize opportunities in the joint construction of the Belt and Road Initiative ( ICR) and cooperation between China and the CEECs, with a view to taking bilateral relations to higher levels and bringing benefits to the two countries and the two peoples.
In a phone conversation with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in May 2020, Xi said he wanted to meet Orban soon after the pandemic, in order to help drive the China-Hungary comprehensive strategic partnership. as well as cooperation between China and CEECs at higher levels.
The Chinese president told his Czech counterpart, Milos Zeman, during a telephone conversation in April 2020, that China is willing to share with the Czech Republic its information and experiences regarding the containment of COVID-19 through, between others, bilateral channels and the cooperation mechanism between China and the CEECs.
Congratulating Zoran Milanovic on his assumption of the presidency of Croatia in February 2020, Xi said Croatia and China have strong political trust in each other, see fruitful results in the joint building of the ICR and consultations. positive in the framework of cooperation between China and CEECs.
In November 2019, during his talks with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Xi noted that the China-CEEC cooperation mechanism has enriched the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and the European Union (EU) and that China remains ready to cooperate with Greece to consolidate this mechanism and jointly preserve multilateralism and free trade in order to achieve mutually beneficial results.