The Bucharest Guidelines for Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries
2015-01-26 14:25 | Xinhua News Agency

On 26 November 2013, the Meeting of Heads of Government of China and Central and Eastern European Countries was held in Bucharest, Romania. Premier Li Keqiang of the People's Republic of China, Prime Minister Victor Ponta of Romania, Prime Minister Edi Rama of the Republic of Albania, Chairman of the Council of Ministers Vjekoslav Bevanda of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski of the Republic of Bulgaria, Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic of the Republic of Croatia, Prime Minister Jiri Rusnok of the Czech Republic, Prime Minister Andrus Ansip of the Republic of Estonia, Prime Minister Orban Viktor of Hungary, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius of the Republic of Lithuania, Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski of the Republic of Macedonia, Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic of Montenegro, Prime Minister Donald Tusk of the Republic of Poland, Prime Minister Ivica Dacic of the Republic of Serbia, Prime Minister Robert Fico of the Slovak Republic, Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek of the Republic of Slovenia and Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkevics, representative of Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis of the Republic of Latvia, attended the meeting. They expressed appreciation and gratitude to Romania for the efforts it had made as the host country to ensure the success of the meeting.

Parties at the meeting reviewed the achievements made in cooperation between China and central and eastern European countries (CEECs), commended the important contribution of China-CEEC cooperation to solidifying China-CEEC traditional friendship, strengthening political mutual trust, deepening practical cooperation, enhancing people-to-people and cultural exchanges and promoting all-round development of China-Europe relations and agreed that China-CEEC cooperation conforms to the respective features of development and cooperation needs of China and CEECs and meets the common aspirations and interests of their peoples.

Parties at the meeting stressed that China-CEEC cooperation is in concord with China-EU comprehensive strategic partnership and expressed their readiness to continue to strengthen and deepen China-CEEC cooperation on the basis of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit and work to make it a growth point in China-Europe cooperation for the benefit of development in all the countries, their peoples as well as world peace and stability, while offering useful experience for countries with different civilizations, systems and levels of development to live in harmony with one another and develop hand in hand.

To further advance China-CEEC cooperation, parties at the meeting jointly formulated and issued the Bucharest Guidelines for Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries focusing on the theme of the meeting Win-Win Cooperation for Common Development and affirmed that cooperation will be conducted in accordance with their respective laws and regulations, and in the case of EU member states, relevant EU legislation and regulations will also be observed.

I. Hold a China-CEEC meeting of heads of government every year to review cooperation achievements and set the direction for future cooperation. Parties will discuss and set the date and venue of the 2014 meeting as soon as possible.

II. Consider formulating a medium-term agenda for cooperation when appropriate in light of how China-CEEC cooperation evolves.