China, Greece agree to cooperate on One Belt One Belt One Road

Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Athens marks a major step forward in expanding bilateral relations with the signing of 16 agreements.

«In Athens, as in Shanghai, we find that our relations are warmer than ever. Confidence is a given,» Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Monday, during joint statements with the President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping in Athens.

Ο ΣΥΡΙΖΑ βγαίνει ξανά στους δρόμους με αφορμή τα επεισόδια στην ΑΣΟΕΕ

Mitsotakis said that they had a productive discussion and thanked China for supporting Greece during the years of crisis.

He also announced that he will pay a new visit to China in April, as this will strengthen the two countries' relations.

The Greek prime minister stated: «We are expanding our relationship with China now that Greece is once again taking on a lead role.»

Mitsotakis referred to the importance of the 16 agreements that are to be signed during the visit and the port of Piraeus, which is becoming a major transit hub. He welcomed the opening of Chinese banks in Greece and stressed the importance of strengthening the flow of Chinese tourists to Greece.

«China and Greece are partners for the establishment of one belt, one road. This initiative must be strengthened by the further development of your country. We look forward to implementing partnerships in many areas and we want to strengthen Piraeus's role in transit and further enhance the transport capacity of the China-Europe land-to-sea express line,» the President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping said.

«We want trade to continue, an expansion of bilateral trade and mutual investments, as well as to have investments in the energy, transport and banking sectors,» the Chinese President said...

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