Bilateral Relations

High level meeting between Greece and China (May 23, 2018)

During the meeting, Greece and China signed the 2018-2020 Action Plan, aiming at the scientific and technological cooperation of the two countries.

At the ministerial level, it was agreed that science, technology and innovation are a guide for the sustainable development and cooperation of the two countries, as well as for the further deepening of their already developed cooperative strategy, which is reinforced by the Beijing initiative «One Belt - One Road».

A Chinatown for tourists in Thessaloniki

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Thessaloniki was quite unknown to the Chinese market. However, slowly but steadily, the Municipality has been taking steps to make it visible on the Chinese investment map. These include, among other things, the participation in exhibitions and visits, the active participation of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) in programs, as well as the encouragement to turn the area around Aesopos street into a veritable Chinatown.

“There is a strong investment interest on behalf of China”

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“The geographical position of our country renders Greece to a physical bridge between Europe and Asia and a privileged partner in terms of Chinese trade” underlines the Alternate Foreign Minister for European Affairs, George Katrougkalos as he describes the Greek strategy to capitalize these advantages.

We have been hearing for a long time about the “strategic cooperation” between Greece and China. What has changed during the last year?

“We are still at the beginning in what concerns our relations with China”

Before becoming Attica Region Governor, Rena Dourou headed the foreign policy department of the SYRIZA party. This is one of the reasons why she has been prioritizing diplomacy in the largest region of the country. She has been investing in an outward-looking orientation, working to create strong channels of cooperation with China.