On November 27, 2017, the 6th Summit of China and Central and Eastern European Countries was held in Budapest, Hungary. The event was attended by the prime ministers from Albania, Bosna and Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Montenegro, Estonia, Croatia, Lithuania, Latvia, Macedonia, Hungary, Poland, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Serbia, and also with participation from Romania, Belarus, Austria, Greece, Switzerland, EBRD and the EU.
Slovak Sino Chamber of Commerce was represented by the President, Peter Paulen.
During the summit, the prime ministers of Slovakia and China have discussed and confirmed the most important sectors for cooperation: logistics, energy sector, agriculture. Particularly in transportation, there has been a milestone reached, as the first trains have departed and arrived on the route from Dalian to Bratislava, as part of the signed agreement of 150 trains per year between these two cities. In addition, they have also agreed that there is importance in further improving cooperation in innovation, research and robotics.