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China, Greece agree to promote ties, deepen cooperation

Updated: Mar 28,2015 10:32 AM     Xinhua

Vice-Premier Ma Kai (R) holds talks with Greek Deputy Prime Minister Yiannis Dragasakis in Beijing, capital of China, March 27, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING — Vice-Premier Ma Kai and visiting Greek Deputy Prime Minister Yiannis Dragasakis agreed to deepen bilateral cooperation in various fields in Beijing on March 27.

Ma told Dragasakis that China is ready to expand bilateral exchanges and cooperation in line with the principle of mutual respect, trust and benefit.

He said Greece is a good friend and an important partner of China within the European Union, and China-Greece cooperation is an important part of China-Europe cooperation. He said China is glad to see a more united, prosperous and stable Europe.

Vice-Premier Ma Kai (R) and Greek Deputy Prime Minister Yiannis Dragasakis attend the opening ceremony of 2015 China-Greece Maritime Cooperation Year in Beijing, capital of China, March 27, 2015.[Photo/Xinhua]

Dragasakis said pushing forward a strategic relationship with China is a priority for Greece’s diplomacy. Greece is willing to play the advantage of location to cooperate with China in the construction of the “Belt and Road” initiatives.

The Greek government will further cooperation with China in economy, trade, investment, port, culture and other areas, according to Dragasakis.

Following the talks, Ma and Dragasakis attended the opening ceremony of 2015 China-Greece Maritime Cooperation Year.

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