Prime Minister to take part in China and Central-Eastern European Summit in Riga


2016 11 04


Tomorrow, 5 November, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius travels on a working visit to Riga (Latvia) to attend the China and Central and Eastern European Summit ( China + 16).

 This is the fifth China +16 Summit, where heads of governments discuss the progress of cooperation between the participating countries. Riga is expected to approve the guidelines for further cooperation and a declaration on the cooperation of Adriatic, the Baltic and the Black Sea ports.

The Summit will see the signing of the Memorandum on Cooperation on Port and Harbor Industrial Park Development between the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania and the National Development and Reform Commission of the People’s Republic of China. 
Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius’s agenda includes the meeting with Chinese Prime Minister Mr. Li Keqiang to discuss the development of the bilateral relations in recent years and the prospects for further cooperation.

The Prime Minister also plans to attend the opening of the business forum: Enhanced Connectivity for Common Advancement with a view to discussing China and Central-Eastern Europe cooperation prospects in various fields: transport and logistics, investment and finance, trade, tourism and lifestyle industry and sustainable development.

 China + 16 aims to build relations in the areas of investment, transport, finance, science, education and culture. This cooperation format was established back in 2012 at China’s initiative.