The China-Central Eastern European Summit of Leaders will be held in Budapest, Hungary in November 2017. The Meeting of Heads of Government and related side events provide an important platform for discussion and debate between high level politicians, diplomats and experts from the countries of the 16+1 cooperation. This year’s event will see the participation of Li Keqiang China’s prime minister as well.
The Summit is organized for the 6th time this year, after the previous one having been held in Riga, Latvia. Hungary won the right of organizing when Viktor Orbán visited China in May of this year and held talks with Premier Li Keqiang, who emphasized Hungary’s importance as a member of the 16+1 and expressed his support for Hungary hosting the Summit.