On April 11 and 12, participants met in Dubrovnik for the framework’s 8th Summit, as well as for its 9th Business Forum, where the new member of the Format – Greece was announced.
Montenegro PM Marković: Cooperation between CEEC and China is successful and significant
At the 8th Summit of Heads of Governments of Central and Eastern European Countries and the People’s Republic of China, PM Marković pointed to significant economic parameters of development and stressed that Montenegro is committed to fulfilling the European agenda, adding that it is conducting advanced negotiations with the EU.
3rd CEEC – China Transport Ministers’ Meeting was held in Belgrade
The official opening was made by Aleksandar Vučić, President of Serbia and Zorana Mihajlović, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure. The Chinese side was represented by Mr. Li Xiaopeng, Minister of Transport.
New members of the agreement of terminal operators and logistics centres in Central and Eastern Europe
Members of the agreement have met in in the headquarter of the Port of Gdynia. As the result, six new members have jointed the initiative – logistics operator PKP Cargo Connect Ltd., Baltic Container Terminal Ltd., Advanced World Transport a.s. (PKP CARGO group) and autorities of Polish ports Elbląg, Kołobrzeg and Police.
The third Adriatic Trilateral Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs was held in Budva, Montenegro
Ministers reaffirmed the strategic importance of cooperation for development of these three countries in the field of security, stability and prosperity of the South East Europe.
EU-China Summit: deepening the strategic global partnership for transport
At the third meeting of the EU-China Connectivity Platform the two parties reaffirmed their commitment to transport connectivity on the basis of respective policy priorities, sustainability, market rules and international coordination.
Construction of the Pelješac bridge as the example of Chinese and Croatian cooperation
The Pelješac bridge will connect the peninsula of the same name with the rest of mainland Croatia over the Adriatic, providing an alternative route to crossing the Neum Corridor – a strip of the Adriatic coastline situated in Bosnia and Herzegovina between these two parts of Croatia.
The Central and Eastern Europe – China Summit 2018 in Sofia
The 7th Central and Eastern Europe – China summit was held on 6-7 July in Sofia. The theme of the meeting was Deep, open cooperation for inclusive prosperity. During the summit Mr. Li Keqiang, Prime Minister of China assured that the Chinese market is open to foreign products and investors.
Promoting cooperation between seaports within the Belt and Road Initiative
During the World Maritime Day Parallel Event 2018 Mr. LIU Xiaoming, Vice-Minister of Transport of China delivered a presentation on promoting pragmatic cooperation in seaports along the Belt and Road Initiative. Mr. LIU Xiaoming pointed out the achievements made in Chinese domestic port development. He emphasized that the total cargo throughput of Chinese ports and the volume of containers handled at Chinese ports is the first in the world and that 7 Chinese ports are on list of the world’s top 10 seaports.
About the ‘16+1’ format during the World Maritime Day Parallel Event 2018 in Szczecin
On the margins of the World Maritime Day Parallel Event 2018 in Szczecin was held a meeting on maritime issues within the ’16+1′ format. The theme of the discussion was „Seaports on the routes of the Belt and Road Initiative”.