BiH’s Prime Minister participates at Summit of 16 PM of Central and Eastern Europe and China

Chairman of the Council of Ministers of BiH Denis Zvizdic will participate in the Eighth Summit of 16 Prime Ministers of Central and Eastern Europe with Prime Minister of China (16 + 1), which will be held on 11th and 12th April in Dubrovnik.

On the margins of Prime Minister’s “16 + 1” Summit, Zvizdic will meet with Prime Minister of the Republic of China Li Keqiang, who is already in Croatia and hosts the Summit with Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia Andrej Plenkovic.

China is ready to enhance the synergy of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) with Croatia’s development strategies, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday.

Li made the remarks when holding talks with Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic in the Croatian capital of Zagreb.

On practical cooperation, Li said China is ready to expand the scale of two-way trade, boost the level of two-way investment, and increase the import of Croatian specialty products that suit the demands of the Chinese market, and deepen people-to-people exchanges including culture and tourism.

The Chinese premier is scheduled to inspect the Peljesac Bridge project with his Croatian counterpart on Thursday. The bridge, which used European Union (EU) standards and funds, is contracted by a Chinese company through bidding.

“The Peljesac Bridge project is a model of tripartite cooperation among China, Croatia and the EU, and realizes mutual benefits and win-win results,” Li said.

Li stressed that the 16+1 cooperation mechanism has played an important role in enhancing cooperation between China and 16 Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) and cementing the European integration process.

China appreciates Croatia’s work on facilitating 16+1 cooperation and is ready to make joint efforts with Croatia toward a successful China-CEEC leaders’ meeting, Li said, Xinhua reports.



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