Tourism deal signed in China

Greece signed a memorandum of tourism cooperation with the Chinese region of Guangdong on Saturday, as Athens is eager to bolster incoming tourism from the world?s most populous country.

Greece?s ambassador to China and the chairman of the Guangdong Tourism Organization signed the agreement in the presence of Greek Deputy Prime Minister Theodoros Pangalos and Wang Yang, secretary of the Communist Party of China in the Guangdong region and member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the party.

The signing of the memorandum was conducted in the context of the 2011 Guangdong tourism exhibition, where Pangalos was an official guest and made a brief speech, the deputy prime minister?s office announced yesterday.

The Guangdong tourism exhibition is taking place for the sixth year in succession in the city of Shaoguan, with the participation of 24 Chinese regions. It also had several international participants as well as the World Tourism Organization.

Earlier Pangalos had discussed investments in new technology projects with Wang.