Stenbock House, 24 November 2013 – At the beginning of this week, Prime Minister Andrus Ansip will attend a meeting of the Heads of Government of China and Central and Eastern European countries in Bucharest. The aim of the meeting is to expand cooperation between China and the region of Central and Eastern Europe.
On Monday, Prime Minister Ansip will hold a bilateral meeting with Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, to discuss bilateral cooperation and economic relations. Economic relations between Estonia and China are good but there is still room for development and more active cooperation. Joint activities in the field of higher education as well as research and development are a primary interest of Estonia in cooperation with China. China is the most important target country for Study in Estonia, an Estonian higher education marketing project. The University of Tartu, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonian Business School and the Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences have attended several international education fairs in China within the project and the work on promoting Estonian universities to foreign students continues.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Ansip will hold meetings with Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia*, and Edi Rama, Prime Minister of Albania, to discuss the integration of these countries with the EU.
The Prime Minister will travel to Bucharest on Sunday night and is due to return late on Tuesday.
For further information, contact: Inga Bowden, Government Communication Unit, phone 52 81 467.
* Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia