About 16+1

The 16+1 format is an initiative by the People’s Republic of China aimed at intensifying and expanding cooperation with 11 EU Member States and 5 Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia) in the fields of investments, transport, finance, science, education, and culture. In the framework of the initiative, China has defined three potential priority areas for economic cooperation: infrastructure, high technologies, and green technologies.

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Meeting of China-CEEC Business Council and Business Support Organizations

Paying high importance and contribution to the cooperation with China and 16 Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries within the 16+1 platform, Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA), organizer of the Business Forum within The 5th Meeting of Heads of Government of 16+1 countries last year in November, in cooperation with China-CEEC Business Council organized three-day meeting in Latvia.

Presentations of Meeting of China-CEEC Business Council and Business Support Organizations, June 20, 2017 are available here

The 5th Meeting of Heads of Government of Central and Eastern European Countries and China

Connectivity, Innovation, Inclusiveness and Common Development

Paying high importance and contribution to the cooperation with China and 16 Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries within the 16+1 platform, Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA), organizer of the Business Forum within The 5th Meeting of Heads of Government of 16+1 countries last year in November, in cooperation with China-CEEC Business Council organized three-day meeting in Latvia.

Presentations of Meeting of China-CEEC Business Council and Business Support Organizations, June 20, 2017 are available here

Business Forum 2016

加强联系,
共同进步

On 5 November, Riga hosted the annual Meeting of Heads of Government of Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) and China in the 16+ 1 format, chaired by the Prime Minister of Latvia Māris Kučinskis. Within this meeting from November 4-6, the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia held an international business forum to honour the growing cooperation between China and Central and Eastern Europe.

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About Latvia

Latvia (size: 64 589 km2, population: 1 968 957) is bordered by Estonia to the north, Russia to the east, Belarus to the southeast, Lithuania to the south and the Baltic Sea to the west. Its strategic location has made it an international crossroad for trade, commerce and cultural exchange since ancient times. Today Latvia is a memberstate of EU, NATO and OECD, as well as a member of the Eurozone since 2014. It is one of the fastest growing innovator countries in EU, with more than 200 start-up companies and 7th world’s fastest internet speed. Latvia will mark its centennial in 2018 as a clean, green, safe and modern country.

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Ms Agnese Žagata
Business Information Division

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