Located in the southernmost Balkan peninsula, Greece covers an area of more than 130,000 square kilometers and has a population of 10.74 million. With a recorded history of more than 3,000 years, Greece is the birthplace of Western civilization.
China and Greece established diplomatic ties on June 5, 1972, and a comprehensive strategic partnership in 2006. In August 2018, Greece signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China to jointly advance the construction of the Belt and Road Initiative.
At the invitation of Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Chinese President Xi Jinping is paying a state visit to Greece from November 10 to November 12. It is the first state visit by a Chinese president after 11 years, marking a new chapter in the development of China-Greece ties.