Greece talks with President Hu Jintao thanked for the support of the Beijing Olympic Games
Chinese President Hu Jintao on the 24th in Athens with Greek President Karolos Papoulias held talks. They pledged to work together in the Greek all-round strategic partnership relations to a higher level, better benefit the two peoples. Hu Jintao pointed out that China and Greece are both countries with ancient civilizations and the two peoples has a long history of friendship. The establishment of diplomatic relations 36 years ago, bilateral relations have maintained sound development momentum can be different civilizations, different social systems and levels of development of national mutual understanding, a model of harmonious coexistence. Greek government and people actively support the Beijing Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, the Beijing Olympic Games torch in the collection, transfer and delivery relay, the Greek side has given strong support to ensure the smooth progress of related activities. The Chinese Government and people of the Greek government and people for the Beijing Olympic Games, Paralympic Games for their support. Hu Jintao pointed out that in recent years, the rapid growth of Sino-Greek trade, maritime cooperation between the two countries entered a new stage. "Greek Culture Year" in China a successful end, the people of the two countries have enhanced mutual understanding and friendship. Sino-Greek relations have been standing at a new historical starting point, faced with an even broader prospects for development. Hu Jintao on the development of Sino-Greek bilateral relations to make the following recommendations 4:00. First, the consolidation of Sino-Greek friendship, enhance political mutual trust. Maintain high-level exchanges, expand personnel exchanges and civil society to strengthen the two governments, legislative bodies, political dialogue and cooperation, mutual understanding and support each other's major concerns. Greece hopes the EU to continue to promote the healthy and stable development of Sino-EU relations to play an active and important role. Second, open up new areas, expand pragmatic cooperation. China is willing to import more Chinese market demand for Greece's edge products. The Chinese side encourages Chinese enterprises to invest in Greece, Greece to participate in infrastructure construction and is willing to seize the port terminals and co-operation opportunities between the two countries to enhance maritime cooperation quality and level of the two sides to promote energy, environmental protection and tourism cooperation in new industries. Third, expanding humanistic exchanges, enhance friendship of the people. Sum up the "Greek Culture Year" and the Olympic experience beneficial cooperation, the two countries to make full use of the rich cultural resources, to carry out a variety of cultural activities. Between the two countries to strengthen institutions, research institutions and think tanks and media exchange, the increase in the exchange of students. Expanding local and non-governmental exchanges between the two countries, so that Sino-Greek friendship and more people. Fourth, strengthen multilateral cooperation and seek a harmonious development. China attaches importance to Sino-EU relations and European affairs in Greece to the important influence of the United Nations is willing to strengthen bilateral cooperation in multilateral organizations such as communication and coordination on UN reform, climate change, environmental protection, sustainable development, regional hot spots such as the common concern Strengthen consultation on major international issues and jointly promote world peace and development. Papoulias warmly congratulate the Beijing Olympic Games a complete success, he was pleased to Greece and China have been held this century, the two-time Olympic Games. Papoulias agreed with Hu's view on bilateral relations and suggestions. He said that cultural cooperation between Greece and China are very active, good economic and trade cooperation. He said that the Chinese side will continue to take measures to achieve development in the bilateral trade balance between encouraging. Hope that the two sides to strengthen high-level visits, strengthen the cultural, economic, trade, investment, shipbuilding, shipping, and other areas of cooperation between the two countries to promote the development of comprehensive strategic partnership. Greece-EU relations will continue to make active efforts. Hu briefed the leaders of the Group of Twenty financial markets and the summit of the world economy and the Chinese government to expand domestic demand and stimulate economic growth. Papoulias said that Greece concerned about China's development and China on the international stage the important role played by President Hu Jintao at the summit position, reflects the Chinese government is willing to work with the international community to address the aspirations of the financial crisis. Greek side spoke highly of China's government in response to the international financial crisis by the positive measures taken. Papoulias on the situation in the Western Balkans. Hu said that for peace and development have become the Western Balkan countries on the basic national policy. We hope that the West Balkan countries and countries in the region from long-term interests of national development, through patient dialogue and properly resolve issues left over by history, to build long-term stability, prosperity and development of the Western Balkans. After the talks, and Hu Jintao attended today's talks on plant quarantine between the two countries signing ceremony, and then met with reporters. Prior to the talks, Hu attended his visit Papoulias held a grand welcoming ceremony. Make plans, Wang Huning, Dai, also attended the above-mentioned activities.