President Xi honored at state dinner in Greece

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan attended a grand welcoming banquet hosted by Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Monday.

President Xi said at the banquet that Greece is the origin of Western civilizations, and that its history has left an important mark on the world. 

Pavlopoulos said real civilizations will never clash, and that China has set an example to the world how civilizations can work together. He added that China's Belt and Road initiative has brought the Europe closer with China.