Greece proves appeal of ‘16+1 Cooperation’
2019-04-16 09:24 | English.gov.cn

 

 The “16+1 Cooperation” is becoming more attractive, as Greece has officially joined the group. No matter that the name “16+1” will be changed, it is actually “17+1”.

  Greece became the new member of the “16+1” at the eighth leaders meeting between China and Central and Eastern European Countries, or CEECs in Dubrovnik, a coastal city of Croatia, on April 12.

  Greece has expressed many times its willingness to join the “16+1” out of its geographic location and development needs, and has received support from the 16 member countries.

  Apart from Greece, which is now aboard, some other countries also seek to join the group.

  According to the Dubrovnik Guidelines, which were issued after the meeting, “the 16+1 Cooperation has proved to be a pragmatic and useful platform for promoting cooperation between China and CEECs”.

  The momentum of “16+1 Cooperation” is explicit in data: Trade volume between China and CEECs grew by 21 percent against the global trend last year, a record high; CEECs’ exports to China increased about five times in the past years.

  

  The “16+1 Cooperation” is becoming more attractive, as Greece has officially joined the group. No matter that the name “16+1” will be changed, it is actually “17+1”.

  Greece became the new member of the “16+1” at the eighth leaders meeting between China and Central and Eastern European Countries, or CEECs in Dubrovnik, a coastal city of Croatia, on April 12.

  Greece has expressed many times its willingness to join the “16+1” out of its geographic location and development needs, and has received support from the 16 member countries.

  Apart from Greece, which is now aboard, some other countries also seek to join the group.

  According to the Dubrovnik Guidelines, which were issued after the meeting, “the 16+1 Cooperation has proved to be a pragmatic and useful platform for promoting cooperation between China and CEECs”.

  The momentum of “16+1 Cooperation” is explicit in data: Trade volume between China and CEECs grew by 21 percent against the global trend last year, a record high; CEECs’ exports to China increased about five times in the past years.

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