Greek Minister of Rural Development & Food Lefteris Avgenakis met with his visiting counterpart of China, Minister of Agriculture & Rural Affairs Τang Renjian, on Wednesday.
Avgenakis briefed Renjian on the fact that the trade balance of agricultural products and food between Greece and China had remained in deficit for three years (2020-2022) to Greece’s detriment, noted the Greek minister.
But in 2022, said Avgenakis, the trade balance showed a steep increase of 75.8% compared to 2021, owing to the large increase of Greek imports from China during the same time, while Greek exports remained stagnant, he added. Overall, boosting Greek exports to China is a priority, the ministers reportedly agreed.
The two ministers also discussed activating a ministerial collaboration memorandum that was signed in 2004, but which has since remained inactive.