Greece and China have opened a new era by transforming their relationship into an even more dynamic and mutually beneficial cultural and economic partnership, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told Xinhua here in a recent written interview.
“The cornerstone of the relationship between our two countries can be summarized in two words: mutual respect,” the Greek leader said, adding that the two countries have enjoyed a harmonious and friendly relationship since the very beginning of the establishment of their diplomatic relations.
Greece, in the West, and China, in the East, share the distinct privilege of being heirs of ancient civilizations with significant global impact on human history, and this legacy provides a solid basis for building up bilateral cooperation, he explained.
Greece believes that the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will help create the infrastructure required for the development of global trade, and Greece has a lot to contribute due to its geostrategic position as a natural bridge linking three continents, said Mitsotakis.
The Greek leader also mentioned China COSCO Shipping’s investment in the Port of Piraeus, which is widely considered as one of the most successful examples within the framework of BRI cooperation.
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