Chinese Amb Qiyue: Greece Will Become an Investments Destination After COVID

November 24, 2020

ATHENS — Greece will be an investments destination after the end of the coronavirus pandemic, said Chinese Ambassador to Greece Zhang Qiyue at an online event organized by the Athens Chamber of Commerce & Industry (EVEA), held on Monday.

The event was titled “Greece, an Emerging Investment Destination in Europe after Covid-19”, and was co-organized by the China Chamber of Commerce to the EU (CCCEU) and the Hellenic Trade Council (HETCO).

The Chinese Ambassador noted that "the fight against Covid-19 serves as a reminder to us all that we must be stay united and hold on to our cooperation."

China's development policy over the next few years will focus on sustainable growth, she pointed out; to this effect, it will further promote both its domestic and foreign markets, as well as push innovations in science and technology.

Greece and China enjoy traditionally good relations and always work together to strengthen their Integrated Strategic Cooperation agreement, "as shown by the win-win collaboration at the port of Piraeus." Over the last 10 years, both countries' efforts have seen Piraeus become the biggest port in the Mediterranean, she underlined.

The two countries come from ancient civilizations and have both surpassed several crises of all types over the years, she observed.

With 2021 designated as the Greek-Chinese year of culture and tourism, deeper collaborations will come in the fields of shipping, transportation, energy, agriculture and food; beyond these established collaborations, new ones will follow in green energy, innovations, e-commerce, smart infrastructures and health.

"I expect that our collaboration will be bright and constructive," she exclaimed.

The event was also attended by the Minister of Transport & Infrastructure Kostas Karamanlis and Minister of Development & Investment Adonis Georgiadis, among others.



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