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Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping to Greece, expressing hope that the official visit will lead to wider cooperation between the two countries.
"My recent visit to Shanghai and yours today is inaugurating a new era in our relations, he told Xi. "I hope this visit is a milestone in the further deepening of our bilateral relations.
Police shut down central avenues in the Greek capital on Monday morning as a two-day visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping got underway.
The road closures concern Syntagma square, the Presidential Mansion and the area around the Acropolis Hill.
The Syntagma metro station will remain closed and trains will pass through without stopping.
The vote abroad in the November 10 presidential election ended with the closing of the last polling stations on the West Coast of the United States of America and Canada, at 21:00hrs, local (7:00hrs Romania's time).
Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis during an official to Athens.
The US Embassy in Athens and its consular section, the US Consulate General in Thessaloniki and all US government offices in Greece will be closed in observance of Veterans Day, a US national holiday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Athens on a two-day official visit.
Xi was met at the Athens Airport by Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias.
On Monday, Xi is due to meet President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, who visited China last May, and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. Xi and Mitsotakis also met a few days ago, at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai.