Greek Business Delegation Visits SRCIC Xi'an
11 Dec 2017



11 December 2017, Former Prime Minister of Greece Vasiliki Thanou-Christofilou led Greek business delegation to Xi'an China attending 2017 China–Greece Investment and Financing Trade Forum to discuss the possible cooperation in financing, energy, agriculture, tourism and culture between the two sides. The decision has been made to start a direct flight route from Xi'an city to Greece. Mayor and Vice Mayor of Xi'an city met with the delegation.


The delegation visited SRCIC in the afternoon and Deputy Secretary General Ken Li came from Beijing to meet the delegation. Executive President of the Tang West Market Group Mr. Xia and his team welcomed the delegation to Tang West Market.



 Greek Delegation in front of the Tang West Market Museum


The delegation visited the Tang West Market Museum and was very much impressed by the archaeological site of the ancient market venue, also the starting point of the Silk Road during Sui and Tang dynasties 1400 years ago.



Mrs. Vasiliki Thanou-Christofilou


At the business meeting held in the Tang West Market Hotel, Mrs. Christofilou expressed their excitement for the valuable opportunity to come and exchange ideas with Chinese partners for the future cooperation. She said, Greece is the origin of the western civilization and Xi'an is the central part of the Chinese culture. We are now at the both ends of the Silk Road. There is a lot for us to work together in business and in culture.


 China-Greece Business Forum



Ms. Tsitsogianopoulou from HRADF (L), Mr. George Floras,

Mr. Nikolaos Nikolopoulos (R), from the Greek Parliament


Vice Minister of Rural Development and Food Mr. Tsironis represented Greek delegates with the hope to partner with Chinese enterprises for mutual development.  Managing partner of Greek Belt and Road Associates Mr. George Floras introduced each member of the delegation to recommend their government positions and business areas for further contacts.


 Ken Li (R) and SRCIC Advisor Ms. Jiang


SRCIC Deputy Secretary General Ken Li introduced Beijing anniversary celebration activities and its good outcome, especially the business projects signed on the occasion. He exchanged business cards with the delegates to continue the connection. 


In October this year, SRCIC delegation led by Mr. Lu visited Athens and met with Greek President and Minister of Tourism. The cooperation in airport management and high-end tours are on the list of the multiple negotiations. The visit by the Greek business delegation is adding more potential projects to the list.