Xi Telephoned Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis
2021-07-08 10:41

Chinese President Xi Jinping had a telephone conversation with Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis on the evening of July 7.


Mitsotakis congratulated the CPC on its 100th anniversary. He said that the CPC has not only changed China's future and destiny, but also changed the track of world development. China has successfully lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty, which is a miracle in the history of human progress. I believe that under the leadership of General Secretary Xi Jinping, China will continue to make new great achievements.


Xi Jinping expressed his gratitude for this and stressed that the CPC will work with all peace-loving countries and people to carry forward the common values of peace, development, fairness, justice, democracy and freedom of all mankind and make greater contributions to world peace and human progress.


Xi Jinping pointed out that at present, the world is facing the challenge of interweaving the changes in the past century and the epidemic situation in the century. China and Greece, both ancient civilizations, have experienced a glorious development process of suffering and have similar ideas about the progress of human civilization and the reform of the international order. Under the current situation, inheriting and developing Sino-Greek relations will not only help promote the economic recovery after the epidemic, but also contribute the wisdom of ancient civilization to improve the global governance system. The two sides should continue to understand and support each other's core interests and major concerns and set a good example of friendship and mutual trust for the international community; Deepen the co-construction of the "the belt and road initiative" and the cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European countries, set a benchmark for mutually beneficial cooperation for the international community, set a model for mutual learning among civilizations for the international community, and gather new consensus and strength for promoting world peace and development.


Xi Jinping emphasized that this year marks the 15th anniversary of the establishment of China-Greece comprehensive strategic partnership and next year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Greece. China is willing to strengthen the exchange of experience in governing the country with Greece, deepen traditional friendship and pragmatic cooperation, and push China-Greece relations to a new level. It is in the interests of both sides and in line with the trend of the times for China and the EU to conduct dialogue and deepen cooperation in the spirit of mutual respect, seeking common ground while reserving differences, and openness and win-win. I hope Greece will continue to play an active role in this regard.


Mitsotakis said that Greece attaches great importance to developing relations with China, and hopes to take the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries as an opportunity to expand cooperation with China in the fields of economy, trade, tourism and green development, strengthen dialogue and mutual learning among civilizations, and jointly run key projects agreed by both sides to promote greater development of bilateral relations. Welcome more Chinese enterprises to invest in Greece. I wish Beijing Winter Olympics a success. Greece supports the EU in developing a comprehensive strategic partnership with China and strengthening dialogue and cooperation.


The two sides also exchanged views on relevant regional issues.