Director-General of the Department of European Affairs of the Foreign Ministry Wang Lutong Attends and Addresses the 5th China-CEEC Capital Mayors’ Forum

On November 18, 2021, Director-General of the Department of European Affairs of the Foreign Ministry Wang Lutong, as the Executive Secretary General of the Secretariat for Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC), attended and addressed the 5th China-CEEC Capital Mayors’ Forum.

Wang Lutong said, President Xi Jinping chaired the China-CEEC Summit in Beijing this year, drawing a new blueprint for the cooperation and development of the mechanism under new circumstances. The successful convening of the Capital Mayors’ Forum is an important measure of implementing the outcomes of the Summit. As the leading mechanism of the sub-national cooperation between China and CEEC, the Forum has played a unique role in deepening bilateral cooperation in various fields since its inception. Next year will mark the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the China-CEEC cooperation mechanism. We hope that all capitals will leverage their respective strengths, and further strengthen cooperation in fields such as urban development, digital economy, green innovation, winter sports, tourism and culture, jointly writing a new chapter of China-CEEC sub-national cooperation. The Secretariat is willing to continue to provide good coordination and services.

This Forum is hosted by the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo, and supported by Beijing. Mayor of Beijing Chen Jining, Special Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for China-CEEC Cooperation Affairs Ambassador Huo Yuzhen, mayors of capitals of CEEC, and diplomatic envoys to China attended the Forum online and offline.


Source:Ministry of Foreign Affairs ofthe People’s Republic of China