Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was invited to visit Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang, media reported Wednesday.
Li Keqiang congratulated Tsipras on his electoral victory in a phone call and say he wants both countries to develop and widen their historic ties.
The news comes a day after a minister of the Greek new government said the country may turn to China if the European Union refuses to cooperate with the country to overhaul the bailout commitments.
The country criticized the terms of the $270 billion bailout program from the troika, comprising of the International Monetary Fund, the EU and the European Central Bank.
Tsipras and his left-wing party Syriza won the general election in Greece in January largely due to promises to renegotiate Greece's bailout conditions with international lenders and stop unpopular austerity measures.