UNITED NATIONS: Wang Yi, Foreign Minister of China and Nikos Dendias, Greek Foreign Minister have agreed to strengthen Sino-Greek relations and work on all-round cooperation between the two countries. During their talks on the sidelines of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wang said that China and Greece enjoy a long history of friendship and cooperation.

While appreciating how Greece has been actively working towards building stronger bilateral relations with China since the establishment of the new government, Wang expressed the hope that the two nations could give full play to the leading role of head-of-state diplomacy in bilateral ties, consolidate their long friendship, build mutual political trust and strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation. This will further promote all round cooperation and development of the two nations while making useful contributions to regional and world peace and growth.

He further added that he hopes that the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will lead to further prosperity and development of both the countries and greater cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European countries.

Building stronger Sino-Greek relations will also help in safeguarding multilaterism and the international system with the United Nations at its core. Wang said he hopes that Greece will continue to play an important role in building healthy development of China-Europe ties.

Dendias, on his part, said that Greece is committed to further strengthening its comprehensive strategic partnership with China.

Praising the role of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in promoting economic development for countries involved as well as Europe-China cooperation, he said Greece will continue to actively participate in the BRI and promote pragmatic cooperation within the framework of “17+1” cooperation.

Source: Xinhua News Agency