"Both Greece and the European Union attaches great importance to developing relations with China," reported Xinhua citing Kourkoulas.
"Greece is willing to make further efforts to develop the EU-China relationships in our presidency, and try our best to avoid any issue that may be detrimental to EU-China relations."
"First of all, we will stick on deepening and expanding economic exchanges and trade with China, try to solve the trade frictions through dialogues and conversations," said Kourkoulas.
Greece is to take the EU's rotating presidency in the first half of 2014, which was seen as a confirmation of renewed confidence in the country.
--IANS (Posted on 02-10-2013)