Local government officials from the Chinese city of Zhengzou called on the Greek government on Monday to set up a visa center in the city for those wanting to travel to Greece, officials said.

Wan Zhengfeng, deputy mayor of Zhengzhou, met with Deputy Economy Minister Stergios Pitsiorlas in Athens and put forth the request. The two sides also agreed that a delegation from Greece should visit the Chinese city to look at ways to boost ties in tourism and trade.