Chinese, Greek leaders pledge to promote bilateral ties


President Xi Jinping and Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou exchanged congratulations on Sunday on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Greece, with the two leaders pledging to promote bilateral ties and peace world.

In a congratulatory message sent to Sakellaropoulou, Xi said that over the past half century, the two countries with historical vision have followed the trend of the times and supported each other on issues related to their own fundamental interests and major concerns. .

They uphold openness and win-win cooperation, work together for the joint construction of the Belt and Road, and uphold the wisdom of ancient civilizations and the Olympic spirit, bringing substantial welfare to both countries and all. their people and set an example for the international community of different civilizations learning from each other, he said.

Xi said he regards the development of China-Greece relations as very important and stands ready to work with Sakellaropoulou to seize the 50th anniversary as an opportunity to strengthen the countries’ traditional friendship, expand cooperation pragmatic, to advance culture and relations between peoples. exchanges of people and making the overall strategic partnership even more meaningful to the benefit of both nations.

Sakellaropoulou said in his message to Xi that since establishing diplomatic ties, Greece and China have forged a relationship that promotes cooperation and friendship based on mutual understanding and respect.

The Greek President said she is convinced that the two countries will continue to unite to achieve the great goal of promoting dialogue between different civilizations and maintaining peace in the world.

Also on Sunday, Premier Li Keqiang and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis exchanged congratulatory messages on the occasion of the 50th anniversary.

Li said China stands ready to work with Greece to consolidate political mutual trust and continuously deepen cooperation in infrastructure, maritime transport and new energy fields to take their partnership to a higher level.

Mitsotakis said the strong friendship and high-level cooperation between Greece and China set a good example for countries around the world. The Greek Prime Minister also expressed his hope that the two countries would seize the 50th anniversary as an opportunity to strengthen cooperation in international affairs and push for the sustainable development of bilateral relations.

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