EIJING - Chinese and Greek foreign ministers on Monday signed a
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly advance the construction of
the Belt and Road Initiative, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on
Spokesperson Hua Chunying made the remarks during a routine press
release, saying that the signing of the MOU is significant to bilateral
relations and Belt and Road cooperation.
"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 Silk Road and the maritime
Silk Road, Greece is China's natural partner in the construction of the
Belt and Road Initiative, Hua said, adding that the Port of Piraeus is
the model of China-Greece cooperation.
Against the background of rising unilateralism and protectionism, the
joint construction of the Belt and Road Initiative is an important
symbol of adhering to multilateralism, in addition to being a useful
exploration for improving global governance and trade and investment
liberalization and facilitation, Hua said.