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.
Even if the BRI projects in Europe are slowing down because of Covid19 pandemic, a Sino-European partnership remains a priority for both parties.
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 Prokopis Pavlopoulos attended the Conference on Asian Civilizations Dialogue and visited Huawei headquarters in Beijing.
Greece joins the 16+1 format initiative gathering China and Central Eastern countries, Piraeus to become a major gateway for international trade.
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”.