The foreign ministers of China and Greece have signed a Memorandum of Understanding related to further cooperation under the Belt and Road initiative. China News Service
The foreign ministers of China and Greece have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) related to further cooperation under the Belt and Road initiative, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Tuesday.
The spokesperson made the remarks during a routine press conference, saying that the signing of the MoU is significant to both bilateral relations and Belt and Road cooperation.
The port of Piraeus can become a catalyst for even closer cooperation between China and Greece, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang said on Monday.
"The signing is like installing a new high-powered engine for China-Greece relations, which will inject strong and long-lasting impetus into the pragmatic cooperation between the two countries," said Hua, quoting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
As an important meeting point of the land and maritime Silk Roads, Greece is a natural partner for China when it comes to the construction of the Belt and Road, Hua said, adding that the Port of Piraeus is a model of China-Greece cooperation.
Against the background of rising unilateralism and protectionism, the joint construction of the Belt and Road is an important symbol of multilateralism, according to Hua.
In addition, he continued, it is a useful exploration tool for the improvement of global governance, as well as the liberalisation and facilitation of trade and investment.