13 EU States have 'Silk Road' memorandum - sources

No in principle objection, look to substance

(ANSA) - Brussels, March 12 - Some 13 European Union countries have already signed a memorandum of understanding with China on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) or 'new Silk Road, while another one, Luxembourg, along with Italy, is negotiating, EU sources said Tuesday.
    The signatories are Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Slovenia, the sources said.
    In principle, they said, there are no formal "counter-indications" to signing such documents and it all depends on what they contain.


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