China,Slovenia ties

Added On April 17, 2017

Chinese Vice Premier says China is willing to speed up the discussion over the signing of a MOU of the Belt and Road Initiative with Slovenia in order to promote bilateral economic cooperation.
Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli made the remarks during the meeting with Slovenian President Borut Pahor.
Zhang said China is ready to enhance a top-down design to promote the integration of the development strategies with Slovenia and conduct substantial cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative.
The initiative, launched by China in 2013, aims to build a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along the ancient trading routes.
For his part, Pahor said Slovenia advances free trade and firmly supports the European Union in deepening ties with China.
Statistics showed that bilateral trade reached 2.7 billion U.S. dollars in 2016, up 30 percent year on year. Currently, China is the biggest trade partner of Slovenia in Asia. 
Slovenia is the third leg of Zhang's nine-day Eurasian visit, which already took him to Russia and Estonia.