The construction of a high-speed rail line between Serbia and Hungary starts this year, Belgrade-based electronic media on Tuesday cited Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang as saying at the the summit of China and Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs) which started in the Chinese city of Suzhou on Tuesday.
Speaking at the opening of the summit, Li said that the railway is a connection that will halve the travel time between Belgrade and Budapest.
The line should be completed in two years.
The summit of China and 16 CEEC countries started in Suzhou on Tuesday, with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic in attendance.
“The summit is a great opportunity for Serbia. We are honoured as a country. I have the opportunity to speak before Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang, presenting Serbia, and this illustrates Serbia's very good position in China,” Vucic told Radio Television Serbia.
The Chinese PM paid a bilateral visit to Belgrade in December 2014, during which he also took part in the third China-CEEC summit.