Greece and China hail strategic partnership, as US and EU look on

Al Jazeera | Nov 11, 2019 at 6:01 PM
  • Athens, Greece – Greek leaders on Monday hailed Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first official visit to Greece as a “new era” in what is an already close trade and investment relationship being closely watched by the United States and the European Union.
  • Greece is eager to play a greater role in China’s overseas development.
  • In June 2016, shortly after the PPA sale, Greece blocked a joint EU statement calling on China to respect the International Law of the Sea.