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PM SAMARAS DEPARTS FOR OFFICIAL VISIT TO CHINA
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras left for an official visit to China on Wednesday to attract investments, boost the business and trade transactions and expand Greek-Chinese relations.
Samaras, who is heading a delegation of entrepreneurs, will meet on Thursday in Beijing with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, who will host a dinner in his visitor's honour. Later the Greek premier will speak to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
On Friday, Samaras will be received by China's president Xi Jinping and afterwards meet with the chairman of the National People's Congress of China Zhang Dejiang. Later he will address the Hellenic-Chinese Business Forum.
On Saturday the Greek premier will visit Hangzhou, where he will meet with the local governor and speak at the World Cultural Forum. Later in the day he will fly to Shanghai where he will hold talks with Shanghai mayor Yang Xiong and addresss a business Forum.
Included in the visit to China is a series of meetings in private with local officials and heads of Chinese business groups, while on Sunday the Greek prime minister will fly to Baku, Azerbaijan, where it is scheduled to meet with the political authorities.
He will return to Athens late Sunday evening.