On the occasion of the 5th Summit of China and Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs) held on 5th Nov. in Riga, Latvia, a cooperative agreement named “Riga Guidelines for Cooperation” has been signed by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and by the Premiers of Latvia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovak Republic and Montenegro. The agreement focuses on the theme of “Connectivity, Innovation, Inclusiveness and Common Development” with a view to enhancing existing cooperation, fostering pragmatic cooperation in new areas, and affirming its implementation in compliance with respective laws and EU regulations. The participants commit to creating a mutually favorable investment environment and market access for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) so as to facilitate better networking, deepening exchanges and bilateral relations, and developing synergies in the fields of transport, health, logistics, energy, science, technology, agriculture and forestry. This “16+1 Cooperation” underlines the participants’ willingness to realize mutual benefits and win-win results, to bring increasing advantages to the peoples involved and to enforce their contacts through forums, dialogue meetings and workshops. The gLAWcal Team LIBEAC project Sunday, 6 November 2016 (Source: Xinhua)