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Monday 28 May

14.30 Opening of the 16th EU-China Round Table meeting

Chair: Ms Dilyana Slavova, President of the External Relations Section, EESC

Speeches by:

  •                 Mr Luca Jahier, EESC President
  •                 Mr Yang Chonghui, CESC Vice-President
  •                 H.E. Zhang Haizhou, Ambassador of the Chinese People's Republic to Bulgaria (tbc)
  •                 Mr Ognian Zlatev, Head of the European Union Representation office in Bulgaria

15.30 Family photo

15.45 Coffee break

16.00 Session 1: Social security and social solidarity mechanisms

Chair: Mr Yang Chonghui, CESC Vice-President

Speakers:

  •                 Mr Miguel Ångel Cabra de Luna, EESC member
  •                 Mr Zheng Gongcheng, CESC member      

Debate

18.00 Cocktail reception offered by the EESC

Tuesday 29 May

09.00 Bilateral meeting between Mr Luca Jahier, EESC President, and Mr Yang Chonghui, CESC Vice-President

09.30 Session 2: Trade and investment relations between the EU and China

Chair: Mr Luca Jahier, EESC President

Speakers:             

  •                 Mr Cui Hongjian,  CESC member
  •                 Mr Jonathan Peel, EESC member

Debate

11.30 Coffee break

12.00 Approval of joint statement & closing remarks

Chair: Ms Dilyana Slavova, President of the External Relations Section, EESC

Approval of joint statement

Closing remarks by:

  •                 Mr Yang Chonghui, CESC Vice-President
  •                 Mr Luca Jahier, EESC President

13.00 End of the 16th EU-China Round Table

13.00 Lunch offered by the EESC

14.30 Tripartite seminar: EU-China Year of Tourism 2018

Key note: Mr Ivan Nikolaev Portnih, Mayor of the municipality of Varna

Ms Dilyana Slavova, President of the External Relations Section, EESC

Speakers:             

  •                 Mr Lyuben Kanchev, Deputy Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Bulgaria
  •                 Prof. Vera Pirimova, Member of the Economic and Social Council of the Republic of Bulgaria
  •                 Mr Cui Hongjian, CESC member
  •                 Mr Juan Mendoza Castro, EESC member            

16.30 Debate                

16.45 Concluding remarks by the chair

17.00  End of the Tripartite seminar

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