Gojkovic pointed out that in the past ten years, cooperation in the China-CEEC format has proved to be a strong, innovative and concrete basis for the development and strengthening of mutual closeness in a large number of areas.
She said that in facing the global challenges of our time, the best way to overcome them is to strengthen cooperation at the regional as well as interregional level, and the best examples of that can be found in the field of culture.
The Deputy Prime Minister stated that the topic of the two-day Forum "The Future We Already Live" points to the unprecedented speed of events that surround us and that even in such circumstances, progress can be made through cooperation and openness in the exchange of experiences.
She pointed out that culture has proven to be one of the most vital parts of society, as evidenced by its rapid adaptation in the digital field of action.
The Deputy Prime Minister pointed to the importance of the connection of the modern cultural and creative sector with the economy and entrepreneurship in culture, since in that way new cultural capital and added value are created.
Heping underlined that the mechanism of cooperation between China and CEEC is an important platform for promoting friendship, expanding cooperation and joint development, noting that China and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe have made significant progress and fruitful results in cultural and tourist exchange and cooperation.