Samaras heads off to China

The premier will seek to attract investments

Heading a delegation of businessmen, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has departed on his first official visit to China in a bid to attract investment in Greece

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras  (Eurokinissi) Prime Minister Antonis Samaras (Eurokinissi) Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Wednesday left for an official visit to China, where he is scheduled to hold meetings with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang and President Xi Jinping.

Samaras, one of the first European leaders to hold talks with the new Chinese government, aims to boost bilateral relations between the two countries with a view to attracting Chinese investment in Greece.

Heading a delegation of businessmen, Samaras will meet on Thursday with the Chinese prime minister in Beijing before giving a talk at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

On Friday the premier will hold talks with the Chinese president and will later meet with the head of the National People's Congress, Zhang Dejiang, and speak at the Hellenic-Chinese Business Forum.

On Saturday Samaras will meet with the local governor of Hangzou and give a talk at the World Cultural Forum. He will then hold a meeting with the mayor of Shanghai, Yang Xiong, and speak at another business forum.

During his visit, Samaras will hold a series of meetings with Chinese officials and business representatives.

Before returning to Greece on Sunday, the premier will fly to Azerbaijan, where he will hold talks with the country's political leaders.

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