Thessaloniki was quite unknown to the Chinese market. However, slowly but steadily, the Municipality has been taking steps to make it visible on the Chinese investment map. These include, among other things, the participation in exhibitions and visits, the active participation of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) in programs, as well as the encouragement to turn the area around Aesopos street into a veritable Chinatown.
“The geographical position of our country renders Greece to a physical bridge between Europe and Asia and a privileged partner in terms of Chinese trade” underlines the Alternate Foreign Minister for European Affairs, George Katrougkalos as he describes the Greek strategy to capitalize these advantages.
We have been hearing for a long time about the “strategic cooperation” between Greece and China. What has changed during the last year?