The Greek twins Marianna and Sofia Erotokritou have been officially named as “Greek Tourism Ambassadors in China” in recognition of their efforts to promote Greece in China, the Ministry of Tourism said on Thursday.

The twins, who have lived and studied in China since 2013, have taken many initiatives to strengthen the Sino-Greek friendship.

They have produced several tourist videos in Chinese about the destinations, culture and way of life of Greece, and in some cases have attracted over a million views on Chinese social media.

They are teaching 2,000 students online in Greek, according to a statement sent by the ministry via email.

Tourism Minister Haris Theocharis made the decision as part of efforts to strengthen Greece’s image abroad, including on the occasion of the Greco-Chinese Year of Culture and Tourism 2021, which aims to deepen Sino-Greek cooperation.

The honorary title “Greek Tourism Ambassador” is awarded to the two young women for a period of two years with the possibility of renewal.

Under their new role, the twins will help promote thematic forms of tourism such as gastronomic tourism through social media and other digital media, and participate in events related to the Chinese tourism market.