Greek president praises B&R initiative

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Added On October 11, 2017

The EU-Eurasia-China Business summit was held in Athens, Monday.
 
Opening event, Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos praised the Belt and Road Initiative for its connection of the two continents.
 
In the opening speech, Pavlopoulos welcomed the Initiative, and Greece's place along its path.
 
SOUNDBITE: PROKOPIS PAVLOPOULOS, Greek President
"Greece supports this initiative and we have supported all events promoting the global significance of the construction of the modern Silk Road."
   
The conference is titled "Building Bridges from East to West", and is organized by the Greek Eurasian Business Council.
   
With many in Asia looking to establish links in Europe, the Greek government was quick to nominate itself as a bridge.
 
SOUNDBITE: ELENA KOUNTOURA, Greek Tourism Minister
"We invite you to explore the new opportunities and development prospects Greece has to offer as a very attractive investment destination in Europe and the Mediterranean, as a bridge for economic activity and for new cooperation in regional and international level."