2008-06-26 12:27:34 GMT 2008-06-26 20:27:34 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English
SHANGHAI, June 26 (Xinhua) -- Visiting Greek President Karolos Papoulias said here Thursday he believed the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games will be a monument in the Olympic history.
When visiting the eastern coastal city, Papoulias said the Greek people are overjoyed to see that the Chinese people can hold the Olympic Games.
Papoulias arrived at the Chinese economic hub Wednesday afternoon, the second leg of his state visit to China, after visiting Beijing.
He told Shanghai Mayor Han Zheng Wednesday that Shanghai is a dynamic city which represents the future of China and he hoped Greece and Shanghai can further strengthen cooperation in trade and economy, culture, education and tourism.
Papoulias also attended an economic seminar in Shanghai, and visited the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the tallest TV tower in Asia, and the Shanghai history museum. He will conclude his China tour on Friday morning.
Import and export volume from January to April between Shanghai and Greece has increased by 280 percent on a year-on-year basis, according to official statistics.