Lithuania decided to quit China’s 17+1 mechanism in May 2021. Is the 17+1 mechanism still relevant? Or should we move to a 27+1 dialogue?
Is the 17+1 format still relevant?
Relations between China and Central Eastern European (CEE) countries remain strong but the 17+1 format probably needs to get revised.
The Three Seas Initiative and the BRI in Europe
In Central Europe, the 3 Seas Initiative can be developed along the Belt and Road Initiative to support connectivity between Europe and China.