Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said it would be "an honour" for his country to host a meeting of mayors from China and Central and Eastern European (CEE) states.
Borisov has extended the invitation during the Fourth China-CEE Summit currently taking place in the city of Suzhou, China.
In his words, a meeting bringing together the mayors of all participating states' respective capitals should take place in Sofia as early as 2016.
The PM has praised the 16+1 initiative which China and the CEE region use to explore options for deepening economic ties and boosting trade exchange.
Sofia News Agency