Executive Intelligence Review


Greece Intends To Increase Cooperation with China

June 21, 2018 (EIRNS) —Greek Parliament President Nikos Voutsis is on a mission to China to enhance bilateral political and economic relations. On June 19 he met China’s top legislator Li Zhanshu and Vice President Wang Qishan. Xinhua reports that Li, the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), said all-around pragmatic cooperation under the guidance of the two countries’ leaders has produced fruitful results, with joint construction of the Belt and Road playing an important role. He also said that China’s NPC is willing to cooperate more with the Greek Parliament to create a better legal and social environment for building the Belt and Road, and to promote the China-Greece comprehensive strategic partnership.

Voutsis said Greece is willing to actively participate in the Belt and Road Initiative, and expressed the hope that both sides will have more legislative exchanges to promote friendly meetings and pragmatic cooperation.

“China and Greece are traditionally friendly countries,” Chinese Vice President Wang said. Both understand and respect each other’s core interests and major concerns, he said, and are working to consolidate their strategic trust. Wang said China attaches great importance to its ties with Greece, and is willing to make joint efforts to strengthen exchanges at various levels.

For his part, Voutsis said Greece is willing to promote joint efforts between China and the EU to play a more important role in global and regional security and stability, as well as economic globalization.