In early September, Yang Jiechi, the head of the Communist Party’s foreign affairs office, travelled to Spain and Greece to improve EU-China dialogue.
BRI in Europe during the Covid-19 crisis
Even if the BRI projects in Europe are slowing down because of Covid19 pandemic, a Sino-European partnership remains a priority for both parties.
Xi Jinping’s visit to Greece : “the road will soon become a highway”
Greece’s Piraeus port is to become a major hub in the Mediterranean, but more coordination will be required between Greece, Europe and China.
Greek President’s visit to Huawei
Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos attended the Conference on Asian Civilizations Dialogue and visited Huawei headquarters in Beijing.
Greece and the new 17+1 format
Greece joins the 16+1 format initiative gathering China and Central Eastern countries, Piraeus to become a major gateway for international trade.
Greece officially joins the BRI
On August 27, 2018, Greek and Chinese foreign ministers Nikos Kotzias and Wang Yi signed a memorandum of understanding regarding cooperation within the framework of the “Belt and Road Initiative”.