The Polish-Chinese International Conference held on April 25 in Exhibition & Congress Centre - Opole is another step towards the realization of the idea of building a close relationship with Chinese partners to conduct joint research, business ventures and local government. The event is an immense opportunity to meet various representatives from science, business, local government projects and members of the Polish government together with their Chinese partners and to exchange opinions on the most important, current and future issues in relations between Poland and China as well. We are expecting participation of experts and specialists from Poland and abroad as well as the entrepreneurs considering investing in China. This event is a continuation of the Polish-Chinese International Symposium called “One Belt One Road: policy, economy and technology” which was Poland's first international symposium on the New Silk Road held at the Opole University of Technology on 25 February 2016.
I have recently had the privilege of hosting China wide cooperation sessions at many conferences - including the symposium with the Deputy Prime Minister Jaroslaw Gowin, "Foreign Students in Poland 2017" (27-28 February, Cracow) or at The 11th Confucius Institute Conference in Kunming, conference called "Educational Davos" (10-11 December 2016). However, I believe that Opole is the place where a discussion about cooperation with the Middle States has its strongest justification. Here, last February, the first Polish conference "One Belt One Road" was held. During the meeting the greatest economists, politicians and scientists discussed the largest economic and cultural exchange project between modern Europe and Asia - the so-called New Silk Road. This is the place where the first partnership agreement was signed between the Chongqing Jiaotong University and the Opole University of Technology. Recalling the lesser-known thought of Confucius: the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools, I kindly invite you to attend the Conference! Its deliberations will be exactly what sharpening tools is. Preparing for one of the biggest challenges facing Opole, Poland, and the world.
strengthening relations between countries
reactivation of the New Silk Road
cooperation at the highest level
Poland and China partners - approximation and warming relations between nations
Mutual traders exchange creates new jobs and new markets
university cooperation and exchange of "know-how”
cooperation between local governments is the base of joint ventures
new contacts - new opportunities
"China, for years the undisputed leader in export and constantly fastest growing economy, correlate with almost all markets of the world. Closer cooperation with Poland gives an opportunity of mutual development. For Polish exporters this is an answer to the highly sated European market . For importers, on the other hand, a chance to satisfy the increasing demand for high-quality goods. Large growth of innovative enterprise in our country is also a source of technology-based solutions for scientific partners from the Middle Kingdom. As far as investments are concerned, this makes Poland an attractive country, which in turn is a huge opportunity for long-term development of domestic entrepreneurs. These and other synergies of the two countries approximate a participation in the Polish-Chinese International Conference."
"The Conference proves the mutual interest of our countries to strengthen cooperation in the economic, scientific and local government fields. New Silk Road offers us a unique opportunity to participate in the exchange of cultural, intellectual and material goods, of which our countries can be proud. As the head of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education I am glad to have the opportunity to participate in common scientific research, intensification of university exchange and growing interest about China among Polish students and young scientists. During my recent visit to China in October last year I had a chance to witness the opening of the Study Center for Poland in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, where the beginning of the New Silk Road is."
"Polish-Chinese dialogue, developed in the framework of the comprehensive strategic partnership between our countries, is an important and permanent element of Polish foreign policy. The multidimensional character of Polish-Chinese relations involves almost every field ranging from economic cooperation through cultural projects, to the interpersonal connections. New initiatives and projects are the subject of analysis and actions at all levels of government administration.
With great satisfaction I took the honorary patronage of this year's edition of the Polish-Chinese International Conference “One Belt-One Road” organized by the Governor of the province of Opole. "