OPINION

Greece and China

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’s upcoming visit to China from May 15 to May 19 to hold talks with his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang is of the utmost importance.

China is a superpower and the ties between the two historic nations have become particularly close over the last few years.

However, we must bear in mind that any potential Chinese interest with regard to strategic investment in Greece is bound to depend on the following two fundamental prerequisites: first of all, that the country enjoys political stability, and secondly, that irrespective of who might be governing the country, Greece will honor whatever pledges it has made.

It would be wise for Greece to maintain realistic expectations regarding the tangible results of the impending visit this time round, given the excessive expectations that had been repeatedly nurtured in the past.

One way or another, however, the premier’s visit is of prime importance.