Inclusion of CIF in Bucharest Directive obliges

Inclusion of CIF in Bucharest Directive obliges

The newly elected leaders of the People’s Republic of China first met their partners from Central and Eastern Europe at the summit in Bucharest, Romania, in November 2013. They all gave an undertaking to the so-called Bucharest Directive for further and deeper cooperation between China and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Holding China Investment Forum 2014 (CIF 2014) in Prague was set down as one of the points of this Directive.



The Bucharest Directive was affirmed by the Prime Minister of China Li Keqiang and the Prime Ministers of sixteen Central and Eastern European countries, namely the Czech Republic, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Serbia on 26 November 2013.

According to this Directive, the year 2014 is ‘A year of investments and trade‘. We consider the fact  that China Investment Forum 2014 was included by the Prime Ministers of the participating countries at the Bucharest summit as one of the eight key activities to enhance mutual cooperation in investment, trade and economy for a great commitment, a great challenge and a great opportunity.

This remarkable act also motivates us – the Czech China Chamber of Collaboration, the main organizer of CIF 2014. Therefore we firmly believe that we manage to handle the whole event. We feel obliged to do so not only because of the significant attention to this year’s CIF in 2014, but the last year’s success of CIF 2013, as well, which was held in Prague on 12 – 14th November 2013, subtitled as The Warsaw Initiative – a challenge and an opportunity. We firmly believe that the 2014 CIF will meet the expectations of all the stakeholders, whether it regards statesmen, leaders of the political scene, investors or traders.