It was our pleasure to present Axelyos during April to multiple Chinese and EU based companies during 2019 China-CEEC SMEs Cross-Border Matchmaking. This event was held in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Event sponsor, Bank of China invited our firm to promote the development of China and CEEC investment and trade, with main goal of creating a platform for cooperation and exchange between enterprises.
Bank of China successfully organized the last SMEs Cross-border matchmaking which was featured as a Sub-Forum during the Meeting of heads of Government in 2017. More than 400 enterprises from China and CEEC were invited to Budapest to consult cooperation and seek opportunities. During the last November in Shanghai, Bank of China organized over 4400 enterprises from all over the world to the matchmaking event which was the Sub-Forum of first China International Import Export.
This is second time our firm has been invited by Bank of China, previously attending same event in Budapest.
On April 12, 2019 local time, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and heads of governments attended the 8th Summit of China and Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) in Dubrovnik with leaders of the CEECs. Prime Minister Andrej Plenković of Croatia chaired the summit. Greece was welcome to join as a full member of China-CEEC cooperation at the summit. The European Union (EU), Austria, Belarus, Switzerland and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development sent representatives to attend the summit as observers.
In his speech, Li Keqiang spoke positively of the achievements of China-CEEC cooperation in the past year. He expressed that not long ago, President Xi Jinping paid a successful visit to three European countries. During visit he was lending fresh impetus to deepening China-EU comprehensive strategic partnership. The 21st China-EU Leaders’ Meeting was successfully held the other day, and China and the EU issued a content-rich joint statement. As a part of China-EU relations, China-CEEC cooperation has been conducive to promoting the European integration process and the development of China-EU relations.
Leaders of the CEECs attending the summit noted that since the establishment of the CEEC-China cooperation mechanism, the CEECs and China have seen their practical cooperation bearing remarkable fruits, political mutual trust continuously strengthened, trade and investment rapidly growing, cooperation in fields including education, tourism and culture continuously deepened and the range of cooperation expanded. The cooperation mechanism has continuously shown new vigor and vitality and become an important cross-regional cooperation platform featuring openness, inclusiveness, mutual benefit and win-win results. The mechanism has not only boosted economic growth of each country and enhanced the wellbeing of their people, but also effectively promoted the overall Europe-China relations. All sides are ready to take this summit as an opportunity to fully support the implementation of CEEC-China cooperation projects, further promote connectivity and infrastructure construction, actively participate in the joint building of the Belt and Road Initiative, continuously expand trade volume, jointly safeguard multilateralism and free trade, increase personnel exchanges, expand exchanges and cooperation at local levels and in fields including tourism, health, sports, and think tanks, consolidate the public opinion foundation, and promote the development of partnership between the two sides, in a bid to promote regional and world stability and development.