A delegation of SYRIZA, the majority ruling party, met with officials of the Chinese Communist Party in Shanghai, Beijing and Xian following an invitation to China by the country's Communist Party of China (CPC) and its international relations section.

According to a SYRIZA statement, the delegation participated in an international forum by the CPC devoted to "High-Level Dialogue of the CPC with political parties of the world" in Beijing. Participants included 400 parties from 160 countries. The forum was opened by Xi Jinping, president of China and secretary general of the CPC.

The delegation and the secretary of the party's central committee also had the opportunity to meet with Chinese party officials and regional party leaders.

A delegation from the CPC will be visiting Athens shortly.