BEIJING, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will attend the sixth meeting of heads of government of China-Central and Eastern European (CEE) Countries during his official visit to Hungary, and attend the 16th meeting of the Council of Heads of Government (Prime Ministers) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in the Russian city of Sochi from Nov. 26 to Dec. 2.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang made the announcement on Monday, saying the tour is being made at the invitation of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
Concerning China-CEE cooperation, Lu said the meeting in Hungary coincides with the fifth anniversary of the establishment of China's cooperation with the 16 CEE countries. During these five years, cooperation between the countries have achieved tangible progress in connectivity, trade, economy, finance, industrial capacity and cultural exchanges.
Lu said that China expects the upcoming China-CEE meeting to map out the future cooperation direction and steps on the basis of previous experience, and to advance China-Europe ties.