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Chinese Premier makes five-point proposal on China-Greece ties

10-03-2010 10:20 BJT Special Report:Wen visits 4 European nations, attends 8th ASEM |

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As Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao continues his three-day official visit to Greece, the two nations have clinched 13 deals and agreed to further deepen their comprehensive strategic partnership.

While there, Wen put forward a five-point proposal for the further development of bilateral ties between China and Greece.

Wen Jiabao is the first Chinese premier to visit Greece in 24 years.

Premier Wen announced China will introduce a series of measures to help Greece overcome its debt crisis. He put forward a five-point proposal for the further development of China-Greece ties.

China will set up a special fund for China-Greece shipping cooperation to promote maritime transportation.

In addition, China will help upgrade Greece's largest port, Piraeus, to a distributing center for Chinese exports to Europe.

Wen says he expects trade volume to double and reach 8 billion dollars in 5 years, adding that China will increase imports from Greece.

Wen also urged increasing exchanges in culture and humanities to strengthen mutual understanding. He called for the two sides to coordinate closely in international organizations and jointly promote the reform of the international financial system.

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou says Greece will make joint efforts with China to lift bilateral ties to a new level.

After their talks, they attended the signing ceremony of 13 deals, which covered cooperation in maritime transportation, loans and cultural exchanges.

In a joint statement, the two nations said both sides will deepen their comprehensive strategic partnership.


Premier Wen makes five-point proposal on China-Greece ties

ATHENS, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Saturday made a five-point proposal on boosting ties with Greece during talks with his Greek counterpart George Papandreou, stressing that China is willing to work with the European country to combat the lingering financial crisis. <Full story>


China, Greece ink 13 deals, agree to deepen strategic partnership

ATHENS, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- China and Greece on Saturday clinched a series of deals and agreed to further deepen their comprehensive strategic partnership as Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is paying his three-day official visit to Greece. <Full story>

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