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  • 13 July 2017

    Marek Magierowski, Undersecretary of State in Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was visiting the People’s Republic of China from the 10th to the 13th of July. He participated in a meeting of National Coordinators of the “16+1” cooperation, met his Chinese counterpart, and held discussions with experts, diplomats and journalists working in Beijing.

    The 9th Meeting of National Coordinators of the “16+1” (China-Central and Eastern Europe) cooperation reviewed recent developments in this format, and discussed preparations for this year’s summit meeting of the countries’ Heads of Governments, to be held in Hungary in autumn. ‘Poland perceives the 16+1 as an important platform of contacts between Europe and China’, stressed Mr. Magierowski during the Meeting. He offered a number of proposals aimed at making this mechanism more efficient, and discussed various specific areas of “16+1” cooperation.

     

    During his bilateral talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Chao, Vice-Minister Magierowski expressed Poland’s willingness to work with China on both the development of Polish-Chinese relations, as well as the search for appropriate answers to global challenges, such as peace and security in Europe and Asia, including Ukraine, Afghanistan and the Korean Peninsula. This cooperation will become especially important after the beginning of Poland’s tenure as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council on January, 1st 2018.

     

    Vice-Minister Wang Chao stressed the positive political climate of Sino-Polish relations, which he described as mature and comprehensive. He confirmed China’s willingness to cooperate with Poland in the UN Security Council, adding that China values Poland’s role in international affairs, including in the development of relations between China and the European Union.

     

    Both Vice-Ministers agreed to hold the next round of Polish-Chinese Strategic Dialogue in the near future, and reiterated their commitment to the development of other mechanisms of bilateral contacts, such as regular meetings between both countries’ Heads of Governments and the Polish-Chinese Intergovernmental Committee. 

     

    Other highlights of the Mr. Magierowski’s visit to Beijing included his meeting with the EU Ambassador to China and Mongolia Hans Dietmar Schweisgut, discussions with experts from some of the leading Chinese think-tanks (China Institute of International Studies, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations and China Center for International Economic Exchanges), as well as a dinner with foreign correspondents working in China.

    The meeting between Marek Magierowski and Wang Chao
    Vice-Minister Wang with his team
    Vice-Minister Magierowski with the Polish delegation
    Marek Magierowski and Wang Chao
    9th Meeting of National Coordinators of the “16+1”
    9th Meeting of National Coordinators of the “16+1”
    9th Meeting of National Coordinators of the “16+1”
    9th Meeting of National Coordinators of the “16+1”
    Visit in China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
    Visit in China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
    Visit in China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
    Visit in China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
    Meeting with the EU Ambassador to China and Mongolia Hans Dietmar Schweisgut
    Visit to China Center for International Economic Exchanges
    Visit to China Center for International Economic Exchanges
    Visit to China Center for International Economic Exchanges
    Dinner with foreign correspondents working in China

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