Diana Mickeviciene, the Lithuanian ambassador to China, says leaving the 17+1 platform has been a trade calculation. Photo: Simon Song Diana Mickeviciene, the Lithuanian ambassador to China, says leaving the 17+1 platform has been a trade calculation. Photo: Simon Song
Diana Mickeviciene, the Lithuanian ambassador to China, says leaving the 17+1 platform has been a trade calculation. Photo: Simon Song

exclusive | Lithuania quit 17+1 because access to Chinese market did not improve, its envoy says

  • Expectation for joining was better market access that was not forthcoming, says Lithuanian ambassador Diana Mickeviciene
  • Withdrawal was the latest blow to relations between the two countries, at a time when China-EU ties have also been strained

Topic |   China-EU relations
Diana Mickeviciene, the Lithuanian ambassador to China, says leaving the 17+1 platform has been a trade calculation. Photo: Simon Song Diana Mickeviciene, the Lithuanian ambassador to China, says leaving the 17+1 platform has been a trade calculation. Photo: Simon Song
Diana Mickeviciene, the Lithuanian ambassador to China, says leaving the 17+1 platform has been a trade calculation. Photo: Simon Song
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