Xinhua — Senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official Liu Yunshan met with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos in Athens on Tuesday, agreeing to deepen cooperation between the two countries at various levels and respect each other’s core interests.
China is ready to conduct closer cooperation with Greece at various levels, share mutual understanding and support on issues related to each other’s core and major interests, said Liu.
Pavlopoulos, for his part, appreciated China’s stance on Greece’s debt crisis, saying he is satisfied with the sound development of bilateral relationship.
Greece and China both should take advantage of their cultural influence and set an example for other countries to give importance to cultural exchanges, said Pavlopoulos.
Liu is on an official goodwill visit to Greece that began Sunday. On Monday, Liu met with Greek parliamentary speaker Nikos Voutsis.
Liu told Voutsis that China and Greece should enhance cultural exchanges, which would in turn help deepen traditional friendship and inject positive energy into world peace and development.