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Greek foreign minister says Chinese investment adheres to EU rules

Nikos Dendias urges Beijing to involve itself more in regard to Ukraine

During an interview with Nikkei on April 13, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias defended his country's decision to sell a 67% stake in one of the Mediterranean's most important ports to a Chinese company. (Photo by Tetsuya Kitayama)

TOKYO -- Greece's foreign minister has urged China to work more closely with Moscow to bring about an end to Russia's war in Ukraine, which has already killed thousands and displaced millions. Greece and China have close economic ties, with Chinese companies investing in Greek infrastructure.

"If China wishes," Nikos Dendias said during an interview on Wednesday at the Greek Embassy in Tokyo, "it could have great influence [over] the situation in Ukraine. That will be beneficial for everyone -- for China, for Russia and also for us."

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