Xi Jinping and Alexis Tsipras [source: Xinhua]
In the context of his visit to China Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. In that regard, the two countries vowed to well implement the Piraeus port project and make it an important support for the bilateral cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative. Tsipras said Greece is ready to integrate its development strategy with China’s Belt and Road Initiative, and play its role as a hub between the west and the east in areas such as energy and transportation. From his part, Xi said that ‘China hopes to work with Greece to build the port into the biggest transshipment port of containers in the Mediterranean, the bridgehead of land-ocean transportation, and a support for Belt and Road Initiative cooperation to mobilise the two countries’ cooperation in broader areas.
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