President Xi Jinping arrived in Athens on Sunday. And just a few days ago, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited China. The expansion of contacts is in the interests of both countries. China is expanding its economic presence in southern Europe by successfully promoting the One Belt, One Road project. Greece receives her much-needed investments. But Washington and Brussels fear that Athens will become financially dependent on Beijing and become its outpost in the region.
Any overseas trip of the Chinese leader is accompanied by the publication of positive materials in the Beijing media. Voyage to Greece was no exception. Greece in the West and China in the East are the heirs of ancient civilizations. Both countries solve the problem of renewal and prosperity; both countries can enlighten the world. In what plan to enlighten is not entirely clear. It is possible that both ancient countries will preach the principles of free trade and building an open world economy on the world stage.
According to statistics, the volume of Greek business transactions at the EXPO this year increased by 3.5 times compared to last year. China is steadily expanding its openness and is ready to provide even more opportunities for the development of all countries, including Greece.
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