The 16+1 format is an initiative by the People’s Republic of China aimed at intensifying and expanding cooperation with 11 EU Member States and 5 Balkan countries:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
the Czech Republic
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Montenegro
in the fields of investments, transport, finance, science, education, and culture. For 2018 we have defined the following areas of mutual interest: High technology, investments, industrial partnership, joint ventures; Infrastructure; Agriculture; Tourism. The overall theme of the High-Level Summit is DEEPENING THE OPEN AND PRAGMATIC COOPERATION FOR INCLUSIVE PROSPERITY.