Greece will be foremost among the countries honored at the China International Import Expo 2019 (CIIE), held in Shanghai from November 5 to 10.
A statement by Enterprise Greece, the nation’s official export-promotion agency, said that Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will provide a tour of the Greek pavilion to Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Greece’s motto at the fair will be “A culture to share.”
The Greek exporting focus will be in the area of food and beverages, with 26 businesses in this sector represented, with wine tastings to be held as part of the exposition.
The CIIE will include a forum and B2B meetings between 60 Greek companies and over 200 Chinese businesspeople. Other Greek sectors to be represented include energy, tourism, shipping, construction, pharmaceuticals and agrofoods, among others.
Prime Minister Mitsotakis will be visiting China from November 3 to 6, 2019.
At a meeting concurrent with the UN General Assembly meeting in September, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi spoke of further promoting relations between the two countries.
The two officials discussed developments including the framework of China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” and the so-called “17+1” collaboration of several European countries with the nation of China.