SMEs of China, CEECs to hold virtual meeting on work resumption
2020-06-15 10:41 | Xinhua

BEIJING, June 15 (Xinhua) -- Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from China and Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs) will hold a virtual meeting on work and production resumption on Tuesday, according to a spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The meeting, which aims to facilitate information sharing and business discussions, will also launch an online platform to facilitate cooperation between the SMEs of the two sides, and release information of participating enterprises, spokesperson Zhao Lijian told a press conference.

More than 300 enterprises from China and CEECs are expected to seek cooperation opportunities in different fields such as industry and industrial manufacturing, trade and investment, agriculture, tourism and people-to-people exchanges, and healthcare, according to Zhao.

China has made major strategic achievements in prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic, and the epidemic in CEECs has been effectively brought under control, Zhao said, noting that accelerating work and production resumption and restoring economic and social development become the common goals of all governments.

For China and CEECs, SMEs serve as not only an important source of economic vitality but also a major force of job creation, Zhao said.

Since the outbreak of the epidemic, the Chinese government has adopted effective measures to support its SMEs, including expanding aggregate demand and increasing financial support for market players, said the spokesperson.

China is willing to take the advantage of the China-CEECs cooperation platform to enhance information exchanges with CEECs, so as to create more opportunities for SMEs from both sides to resume work and production and conduct cooperation, and help minimize the pandemic impact on SMEs to the minimum, Zhao said. 

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