A bilateral meeting between China’s President Xi Jinping and Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras took place on the sidelines of the 70th session of the UN Geneneral Assembly in New York. With regard to the China-Greece relations, President Xi called Greece as a good friend and partner and hailed the development of bilateral relations since its establishment 43 years ago. He said China was ready to work with Greece to enhance traditional friendship, deepen mutual understanding and trust, and bring the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership to a new height. From his part, Premier Tsipras said Greece cherished its traditional ties with China and was grateful for China’s valuable assistance, adding that cooperation with China is of strategic importance.Greece hopes to expand bilateral cooperation in areas including agriculture, shipping, finance, investment and maritime, and would actively take part in cooperation under the framework of China’s Belt and Road initiative.
China’s President Xi Jinping has also invited Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to visit China.