Lithuanian foreign minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said the 17+1 mechanism was “divisive” from an EU perspective. Photo: EPA-EFE Lithuanian foreign minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said the 17+1 mechanism was “divisive” from an EU perspective. Photo: EPA-EFE
Lithuanian foreign minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said the 17+1 mechanism was “divisive” from an EU perspective. Photo: EPA-EFE

China says ‘isolated incidents’ won’t stop cooperation with Central and Eastern Europe after Lithuania quits ‘17+1’

  • The Baltic state’s foreign minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said the country was ‘out for practical purposes’
  • Decision is latest indication of declining relations between Beijing and Europe after the EU Parliament’s decision to freeze and investment deal

Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative
Lithuanian foreign minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said the 17+1 mechanism was “divisive” from an EU perspective. Photo: EPA-EFE Lithuanian foreign minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said the 17+1 mechanism was “divisive” from an EU perspective. Photo: EPA-EFE
Lithuanian foreign minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said the 17+1 mechanism was “divisive” from an EU perspective. Photo: EPA-EFE
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