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Chinese, Polish experts call for closer cooperation in economy, trade

  WARSAW, April 13 (Xinhua) -- Experts and scholars from China and Poland on Friday called for more efforts to strengthen exchanges and enhance mutual trust to further push forward the two countries' cooperation in economy and trade.

  At the University of Warsaw, the two countries' institutions held a seminar entitled "China-Europe-Poland: Economy and Globalization," which has attracted about a hundred participants including Chinese Ambassador to Poland Liu Guangyuan and Patrycja Pendrakowska, president of the Poland-Asia Research Center.

  Xie Fuzhan, president of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences spoke highly of China-Poland ties when addressing the seminar, saying that the two countries carried out various cooperation under the mechanism of China-CEEC cooperation and the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative.

  The China-CEEC cooperation mechanism was previously known as 16+1 cooperation since it included 16 Central and Eastern European countries and China.

  Expressing hopes about the future, Xie said China and Poland could find cooperation opportunities connecting the Belt and Road Initiative with the Responsible Development Plan promoted by the Polish government, and continue to deepen cooperation in such fields as infrastructure, development finance, technological innovation and think tank exchanges.

  "Over the past 70 years, the two countries' relations have been stable and far-reaching, continuously benefiting their people and exerting a positive influence on the region and the world," he said.

  He called on the two countries to "take full advantage of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, conduct joint comparative studies on China's economic reform and Poland's economic transition and learn experiences from each other."

  For Pendrakowska, she hoped the event could contribute to deepening the knowledge about China's economic situation among European and Polish experts and strengthening mutual understanding among people from all walks of life in Poland, China as well as Europe.

  According to Andrzej Kazmierczak, member of Management Board of the National Bank of Poland, pointed out that Poland's participation in the Belt and Road Initiative and other international cooperation frameworks would attract China to increase its investments in Poland's infrastructure construction and scientific research and innovation, which proves that deepening economic cooperation with China indicates huge opportunities for the country.