President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić received today the invitation from the President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping, to participate in the Summit of China and CEEC to be held via video link on February 9 this year. President Jinping's invitation reads: “The year 2020 was a most extraordinary one. Faced with the sudden attack of COVID-19, China and the Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs) have stood together to fight the coronavirus and tide over the difficult time, creating new momentum for China-CEEC cooperation.
In view of the pandemic, we have agreed to postpone till a later date the China-CEEC Beijing Summit originally scheduled for April last year. As things stand, countries have entered a new phase of COVID response and face great challenges in economic recovery and development.
There is a need for China and CEEC countries to increase communication, build consensus, and chart the course of cooperation to support economic and social recovery and development in a post-COVID era. With this in mind, China is going to hold the China-CEEC Summit via video link on 9 February 2021, As the host, I am pleased to invite you to the Summit and look: forward to discussing with you ways to achieve mutually beneficial cooperation and advance the bilateral, ties and China-CEEC cooperation.
We could together make good contributions to enriching the overall cooperation between China and Europe and promoting development shared by both sides. Please accept the assurances of my highest consideration”, reads the letter of the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping.
Belgrade, 3rd February 2021