The agreement between China’s COSCO and Piraeus Port (OLP) is very beneficial for the Greek port, China’s Ambassador to Greece, Zou Xiaoli, said in an interview with Xinhua News Agency on Thursday, ahead of a visit of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to the country.
“The project is a fine example of China-Greece cooperation, the significance of which has gone beyond economic cooperation and bilateral scope and has assumed great importance for promoting regional peace and development as well,” the ambassador said.
In fact, according to information attained by Athens-Macedonian News Agency, the Chinese envoy expressed his surprise for the latest handlings of the OLP case by COSCO.
At the invitation of Premier Li Keqiang, Tsipras is to visit China from July 2 to July 6. Asked about the visit, Zou said “he is full of expectations, confidence and passion” for the upcoming event. During the interview with today, Zou said that the visit will be an important one against “a profound background” and that the two sides “should seize this important opportunity to push bilateral relations further ahead”.