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China Investment Forum hosted by International Cooperation Center of NDRC in Prague achieved full success


On July 18-19, 2017 theICC of NDRC jointly hosted the 2017 China Investment Forum with the Czech-China Chamber of Collaboration and China Economic Cooperation Center in Prague, the capital of Czech. Milos Zeman, the President of Czech, Bohuslav Sobotka, the Premier of Czech, Valeri Simeonov, the Vice Premier of Bulgaria, Liu Yunshan, a member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau and Secretary of the Secretariat of CPC Committee, delegations from China and entrepreneurs from Central and Eastern Europe, over 1200 people took part in the Forum.


Liu Yunshan, Bohuslav Sobotka and Valeri Simeonov attended the opening ceremony and delivered the speeches. Liu Yunshan pointed out that since Chinese President Xi jinping put forward the Belt and Road (B&R) initiative in 2013, more than 100 countries and international organizations have actively supported and participated in the initiative. The United Nations General Assembly, the UN Security Council and other important resolution have also adopted the relevant contents of the initiative. The cooperation between China and 16 countries in Central and Eastern Europe conforms to the calling of the B&R initiative, which gives greater space and more opportunities for cooperation under this framework. China stands ready to work together with the countries of Central and Eastern Europe to promote the B&R progress and 16+1 cooperation to facilitate the development of all the countries and yield rich fruits.


Bohuslav Sobotka noted that the Czech is an active supporter of the 16 + 1 cooperation  and the B&R initiative in Central and Eastern Europe. In 2015, two governments signed the MOU about promoting the silk road economic belt and the construction of the maritime silk road in the 21st century and completed the bilateral cooperation plan of the B&R in 2016. The bilateral cooperation achieved fruitful results in financial, aviation, industrial, energy and cultural fields. During the B&R Forum, Ministry of Industry and Trade of Czech signed the MOU with Chinese NDRC to establish the B&R China-Czech Cooperation Center, which is the first bilateral cooperation center under the B&R initiative.  


Liu Yunshan and Milos Zeman addressed in the closing ceremony. They highly appreciated the importance of the China Investment Forum in promoting the cooperation between the China and Czech and the B&R. Cao Wenlian, Director General of ICC-NDRC, and Jiri Havlicek, Czech Minister of Industry and Trade signed a series of documents, which marks the formal establishment and operation of the China-Czech Cooperation Center. 




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