Minister of State Haris Pamboukis on Monday began an official visit to China for talks with high-ranking state officials and business executives.

Pamboukis began his official visit with a meeting in Beijing with COSCO president and managing director Capt. Wei Jiafou, followed by a meeting with the president of the China Industrial Overseas Development and Planning Association, Fan Chunyong.

On Tuesday, the Greek minister is scheduled to meet with China's vice foreign minister for policy planning Zhang Zhijun, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) chairman Zhang Ping, Commerce vice-minister Jiang Yaoping, and China Investment Corp. president Lou Jiwai.

On Wednesday he will have meetings with vice foreign minister for Europe Fu Ying, State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC) vice-chairwoman Huang Danhua, and China Development Bank chairman Jian Chaoliang, while on Thursday he will have talks with Chinese vice-premier Li Keqiang.