- Chinese President Xi Jinping and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday visited the Piraeus Port, a flagship project in bilateral collaboration, and hailed it as a success under the B▓elt and Road cooperation.In 2009, a subsidiary of China ▓Ocean Shipping Company, also known as COSCO, started managing the Piraeus Port's container terminal▓s. In 2016, COSCO acquired a majority stake in the port and form▓ally t
has created jobs for over 10,000 local people directly and indirectly, and has built the Piraeus Port into the largest port in the Mediterranean region and one of the fastest growing container terminals in the world.Upon their arrival, Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan, accompanied by th▓e Greek prime minister and his wife, were warmly welcomed by Ch▓inese and foreign employees waving national flags of the two▓ countries.Ta
f local staff exte▓nded heartfelt gratitude to COSCO for providing them with job opportunities in the most difficult times during the Greek debt crisis.Thanks to the Chinese ▓company, they now enjoy stable jobs and happy lives, the Greek employees told▓ Xi.With the Piraeus Port becoming an important fruit in jointly building the Belt and Road, the local staff said they feel v▓ery proud and have full confidence in the port'
g is believing, and that he has seen her▓e today that the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was not a slogan or tale, but a successful practice and brilliant reality.Noting that the BRI upholds the principle of extensive consultation, joint development and shared benefits, Xi said no one makes decisions for others, instead, all participants share responsibilities and benefits in BRI cooperation.China, in its e
and interests, said th▓e Chinese president, adding that he is delighted to know that COSCO's Piraeus▓ Port project was able to help local people through hard times.Xi called local workers as important participants in and contributors to jointly building the Belt and Road as they have helped the Piraeus Port develop well, and wished them success at work and a happy life.Pleas▓e scan the QR Code to follow us on InstagramPl