ATHENS, Oct 2 (Reuters) - China intends to buy bonds issued by Greece, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said on Saturday during a two-day visit to Greece.
“With its foreign exchange reserves, China has already bought and intends to buy new Greek bonds,” Wen told reporters, speaking through an interpreter. “China will undertake a great effort to support euro zone countries and Greece to overcome the crisis.”
Greece, which is funded by a 110-billion euro EU/IMF bailout, has said it wants to return to markets sometime next year although the EU/IMF package allows it to wait until 2012. (Reporting by Harry Papachristou and George Georgiopoulos; Writing by Ingrid Melander)