Pavlopoulos praises significance of Belt & Road
President Prokopis Pavlopoulos praised the significance of the Belt and Road initiative in promoting international cooperation and growth during an economic forum hosted in Athens on Monday. “Greece supports this initiative and you all know that we have supported from the start all events promoting the global significance of the construction of the modern Silk Road,” the Greek leader said addressing the opening session of the EU-Eurasia-China Business summit. The conference, titled “Building Bridges from East to West,” was organized by the Greek-Eurasian Business Council (GEBC) under the auspices of the Greek Presidency. Greece attaches great importance to the Belt and Road initiative, Pavlopoulos underlined. He explained to delegates that the idea is based both on ancient Chinese philosophy and the ancient Silk Road, which, on the one hand, is character- ized by a spirit of peace and mutually beneficial cooperation and, on the other hand, makes a substantial contribution to the development of infrastructure projects, promotion of trade, economic integration and closer relations between those peoples and the societies linked, either by land or sea, to the realization of this idea.