Greek President is about to pay an official visit to Vietnam
Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou – Photo: REUTERS
Sakellaropoulou took office as the president of Greece on March 13, 2020, and is the country’s first female president.
The priority during Ms. Sakellaropoulou’s five-year term is to tackle the economic crisis, climate change and migration.
She has held many positions such asPresident of the Supreme Administrative Court of Greece or member of the State Council before becoming president as a free candidate.
According to information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vietnam and Greece established diplomatic relations on April 15, 1975.
The two countries have many similarities in their long history and culture, have important geopolitical positions, and are both small countries that have experienced many resistance wars against foreign invaders. The Greek people and the Greek Communist Party sympathize with the Vietnamese people.
Economic relations between Vietnam and Greece are still modest, but bilateral trade has grown quite rapidly in the last 5 years. In particular, Vietnam’s exports to Greece increased sharply and Vietnam always had a high trade surplus.
According to data from the General Department of Customs, in 2021, the total import-export turnover of Vietnam – Greece will reach 446 million USD.
The fact that the Free Trade Agreement between Vietnam and the European Union (EVFTA) officially took effect in August 2020 has boosted trade cooperation between the two countries.
The main items Vietnam exports to Greece include footwear ($18 million), textiles ($3.6 million), seafood ($5.8 million) and furniture ($2.6 million). .
In terms of investment, Greece has 5 small projects with a total capital of 110,000 USD in the fields of wholesale and retail, car and motorcycle repair, science, technology and communication. In 2013, Greece ordered to build 6 new ships in Vietnam worth US$200 million.
The Vietnamese community in Greece has about 300 people, concentrated mainly in Athens and some large islands. The majority of overseas Vietnamese work in the food and beverage business, food trade, garment industry, and farming.
The Vietnamese in Greece have a close and stable community relationship, most of them have a patriotic spirit and are attached to their homeland.
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