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wife, Xi and his wife, Peng Liyuan, visited the Acropolis Museum in Athens on Tuesday morning. The couples listened attentively to the interpreter. Xi stopped and ask▓ed questions

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from time to time.The Chinese president said the tour left him a beautiful and memorable impression, and deepened his understanding of ancient Greek civilization.He said h

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y commit

e felt the impact of history and further realized that China and Greece, as two ancient civilizations, have much in common.Stella Atlamazoglou, p

tee is respo

nsible for strategic dev

ublic relations director of Athens-based Sino-Hellenic Culture Promotion Company, tol

d Xinhua that she was im▓pressed by Xi's emphasis on what Greek and Chinese civ▓ilizations have in common."Undoubtedly, these are two countries with enormou

elopment, wh

s cultural richness▓. The two countries meet in the middle of the Silk Roa▓d and join forces," said

Atlamazoglou.In the eyes of Pavlopoulos, the anci▓ent splendid and great civilizations of Greece and China have linked the▓ two peoples closely.He thanked Xi on behalf of the Greek people for understanding and respecting the Greek civilization an

ile the mini

d for seeing Gree▓ce as a bridge betwee

n Eastern and Western civilizations.Vasilis Trigkas, a Greek research fe

llow with the Belt and Road Strat▓egy Institute of Tsinghua University, told Xinh

ua that the two countries' joint e

fforts to promote their civilizations internatio▓nally could contribute

significantly to their soft power.Yet the significance goes beyond their borders. China, noted the researcher, has been cham▓pioning dialogue of civilizations to promote peace and cooperation between the West and the East.BOSOM FRIENDSThe Piraeus Port, some 10 km southwest of Athens, was in the throes ▓of a financial crisis until a subsidiary of China Ocean Shipping Company, also known as COSCO, started managing the port's cont▓ainer terminals in 2009. In 2016, COSCO acquired a majority stake in the port and formally took ov

er its management and operation.So far, the project has created jobs for

over 10,000 local people directly and indirectly, and turned the struggling Pir

aeus Po▓rt into the largest port in the

Mediterranean region and one of the fastest-growing container terminals

in the world.When Xi and Mitsotakis visited the port on Monday, representative▓s

of local staff talked with Xi about the

ir work and life, and expressed heartfelt gratitude to COSCO for providi

ng them with job opportunities in the most difficult times during the Greek debt

crisis.Thanks to the Chinese compan

y, they no▓w enjoy stable jobs and a happy life, the Greek employees

told Xi, adding that they feel very proud and have f▓ull confidence in the port's