Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has travelled in Shanghai to participate in the China International Import Expo 2019 from 2-5 November.
The prime minister is accompanied by a multiperson government staff as well as by a business delegation with about 60 representatives of Greek companies.
The prime minister’s main goal, as he has stated, is to reintroduce Greece to the international business world and to attract investments.
During his visit, he will meet with the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping and top business leaders. The 2019 China International Import Fair, in which Greece is one of the honored countries, will follow the proceedings of the international exhibition.
The Prime Minister’s program is as follows:
On Sunday, at 6:00 pm Greek time, the Prime Minister will meet with the Secretary of the Communist Party Committee in Shanghai, Mr. Li Qiang, and they will have lunch.
On Monday, at 3:40 pm Greek time, Mr. Mitsotakis will meet with the President of the Chinese Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Mr. Yang Jianrong.
The Prime Minister will address the German Business Forum at 4:00 pm Greek time. The Greek business delegation will have the opportunity to explore opportunities for collaboration with dozens of Chinese business executives in personal contacts.
At 5:30 pm Greek time, the President of COSCO Mr. Xu Lirong will welcome Mr. Mitsotakis at the company’s Mansion. A working lunch will follow.
At 09:00 the Prime Minister will meet with the President of the Bank of China.
At 10:30 pm Greek time, the Prime Minister will meet with the President of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, at the Presidential suite in Shanghai, where official bilateral contacts will take place.
At 13:00, Mr. Mitsotakis will attend the dinner-gala thrown by Mr Xi in honor of the leaders of the honorary countries.
On Tuesday, at 3:30 Greek time, the Prime Minister will attend the opening of the China International Import Expo 2019, at the National Exhibition and Conference Center.
At 05:00 Greek time, Mr. Mitsotakis will jointly tour with President Xi at the exhibition site and on the Greek stand.
At 10:30 Greek time, the Prime Minister will meet with the President of the ZTE telecommunications and technology company, Li Zixue.
Then, at 11:00 Greek time, he will meet with the President of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Mr. Chen Siqing.
The Prime Minister is accompanied by a business delegation which consists of 60 representatives of businesses and operators; on behalf of the Government, Minister of Culture and Sports Lina Mendoni, Minister of Shipping and Island Policy Giannis Plakiotakis, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Economic Diplomacy and Extroversion Kostas Fragogiannis, Head of the Greek Liaison Office Alexandra Papadopoulou, Chief Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister Alexis Patelis, the Prime Minister’s Adviser on Strategy and European Affairs Dimitris Mitropoulos and other officials accompanied the Prime Minister. /ibna