February 1, 2023
TOKYO – Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis agreed to upgrade the Japan-Greece relationship to a “strategic partnership” when the two leaders met in Tokyo on Monday.
Greece has strong ties with China. A Chinese state-owned company operates Greece’s largest port in Piraeus near Athens.
Japan aims to keep China in check by strengthening its relationship with Greece.