Li said China would like to import more agricultural products from central and eastern Europe and was interested in buying up to 10 million tons of tobacco leaves from Bulgaria. "It needs to be transparent". The new list widens market access for foreign investment in primary, secondary and tertiary sectors, detailing 22 opening-up measures in fields including finance, transportation, professional services, infrastructure, energy, resources and agriculture.
Officials from the EU, World Bank, and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development were invited and Li said those organizations were welcome to jointly fund projects in the region.
China will stick to the path of opening its markets and other reforms that has lifted its growth, Premier Li Keqiang said on Saturday, a day after the Washington and Beijing slapped tariffs on $34 billion worth of each others' imports.
The summit is part of China's "New Silk Road" bid to boost its influence in Europe through investments and closer economic links.
"The meetings have prompted considerable speculation in Brussels and other European capitals that they are a Chinese effort to "divide and rule" Europeans", a December 2017 report by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) said.
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China and some of the 16 countries at the summit signed memorandums and agreements on economic cooperation and other issues.
Bulgaria hopes the summit will help secure much-needed funds to build new roads, highways and other infrastructure in eastern Europe, a region that still lags richer states in the western wing of the European Union in terms of development and income.
On the contrary, he said that the "16+1" is conducive to narrowing the internal development gap in Europe, achieving balanced development in Europe and contributing to the acceleration of the continent's integration.
In addition, China is interested in the use of the existing nuclear equipment for peaceful purposes, Keqiang said in an obvious reference to the equipment manufactured by Russia's Atomstroyexport for Bulgaria's Belene nuclear power plant - an unfinished project which Bulgaria's government is set to revive.
Friday's long-expected tariff volley fuelled fear that a prolonged and escalating battle would deal a blow to global trade, investment and growth, while also damaging USA farmers who stand to lose revenues and potentially driving up food prices in China.
Countries taking part in the summit include the region's European Union states, plus Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.