Xi: China ready to cooperate with CEE countries on vaccines

Updated: Feb 9, 2021
President Xi Jinping chairs the China-Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) Summit and delivers a keynote speech via video link in Beijing, capital of China, Feb 9, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

President Xi Jinping hosted the virtual Summit of China and Central and Eastern European Countries in Beijing on Feb 9 and made a keynote speech.

Here are some highlights:

- China stands ready to cooperate with Central and Eastern European Countries on vaccines. (Read more)

- China to import commodities worth $170 billion from Central and Eastern European Countries over next five years. (Read more)

- China and CEE countries have diversified their ways of thinking and embarked on piloting, as they have taken the lead in exploring the synergy between cross-region cooperation and the Belt and Road Initiative. (Read more)

- Both China and CEE countries believe that openness brings opportunities and inclusiveness leads to diversity, which is the fundamental reason that China-CEEC cooperation could remain robust. (Read more)

- Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries has developed some principles that are reflective of its distinctive features and accepted by all parties.

- Guided by the conviction that '17 plus 1 could make more than 18,' we have set up a multi-dimensional cooperation framework led by the leaders' summit and covering 20-plus sectors to ensure the participation of all CEE countries.

- China will help Fudan University establish a campus in Hungary as part of a host of measures to boost its cooperation with Central and Eastern European Countries in areas such as culture, education, tourism and sports. (Read more)

- China and CEE countries need to jointly implement the Paris Agreement, and contribute to the success of COP26 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and COP15 of the Convention on Biological Diversity, both to be held this year.

- China's continued development and opening-up will inject powerful impetus into global economic recovery and growth, and broaden the horizons for its cooperation with CEE countries.

- China will continue to open its door wider, with a focus on institutional opening-up that covers rules, regulations, management and standards, while fostering a business environment that is based on market principles, governed by law and up to international standards.

- Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European countries is a vibrant practice of multilateralism.

- The key to the success of cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European countries lies in the principle featuring extensive consultation and joint contribution, real results and balance, openness and inclusiveness, and an innovative and pioneering spirit.