The Forum noted that Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries are beginning to rediscover their old relations with Africa. Over the last few years, CEE countries have established embassies and consulates here in Africa, an indicator of closer ties. But while recent developments show growing mutual interests between CEEs and East African countries, it is true that a stronger path to re-engagement will require a strategic approach on both sides, for sustainability and mutual benefit.
Motivations for re-engagement need to exist between the two regions. A key interest should be on diversifying economic relations and increasing trade and investment. However, this will require time, considering the need to convince and agree on the framework of relations, but, first, it will be important to have high-level dialogues and visits.
Find the full report from the session here - https://cisaglobal.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/nipfo_rpt_snd_cpsd.pdf