Greek PM Alexis Tsipras arrives in China

12 May 2017
203 Views

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras landed in China, Friday accompanied by a delegation, including his wife Betty Batzana.

The Greek PM, who will take part in the “Belt and Road” international Forum to start on Sunday, was greeted at the airport in a brief ceremony by Chinese officials.

According to Greek government sources, Mr. Tsipras met with top executives from Chinese State Grid Company (SGCC), who are a strategic partner in Greece’s Independent Power Transmission Operator (ADMIE) and examined the prospects of expanding on a series of new investment plans the Chinese company has expressed interest in like renewable energy projects, networks and connecting the Greek islands.

The same source say the two sides focused on the EuroAsia Interconnector project, the subsea energy cable that will connect Crete, Cyprus and Israel. The Greek PM also visited Beijing Foreign Language Univesrity where he opened the Hellenic Studies Centre. Students waving Greek and Chinese flags welcomed Mr. Tsipras with the school’s choir playing Mikis Theodorakis’s “Ena to Chelidoni”.

During his speech at the University Mr. Tsipras underlined the countries were bound with ties of friendship and mutual appreciation, despite the long geographical distance that separated them. “The tow countries are crucibles of ancient cultures and at the same time were reinforcing their cooperation with a vision into the future”, Mr. Tsipras said.

You may be interested

Breaking news: 4.9 magnitude earthquake strikes near Santorini
GREECE
shares86 views
GREECE
shares86 views

Breaking news: 4.9 magnitude earthquake strikes near Santorini

makis - Aug 16, 2017

A 4.9 magnitude earthquake has hit the area between the islands of Milos, Amorgos and Santorini. The tremor occurred at…

Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs announcement on the participation of FYROM’s Consul General in Toronto in an irredentist event
POLITICS
shares77 views
POLITICS
shares77 views

Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs announcement on the participation of FYROM’s Consul General in Toronto in an irredentist event

makis - Aug 16, 2017

The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued the following Press Release. We condemn the participation of fYROM’s Consul General in…

Pavlopoulos: We are grateful to those that are giving a huge battle to protect the people & the environment
POLITICS
shares101 views
POLITICS
shares101 views

Pavlopoulos: We are grateful to those that are giving a huge battle to protect the people & the environment

makis - Aug 16, 2017

“The Greeks honour today the great feast of the Dormition of Virgin Mary, that always protects the Greek people’s struggles…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.