Greek PM begins ministries meetings’ round with Tourism Ministry

"The prime minister and the government are very pleased with the Greek delegation's visit to Washington," government spokesperson Stelios Petsas announced on Tuesday during a press briefing, ANA reports. "In all his meetings, Kyriakos Mitsotakis highlighted the recovery of the Greek economy, explained why Greece offers fertile ground for investments and reiterated his call for investment in our country," Petsas noted, adding that the rapid improvement in the outlook of the Greek economy had been acknowledged and there was encouragement for US investment, even from US President Donald Trump. "Encouragement that finds many large US companies ready to invest in Greece, as confirmed at the prime minister's meeting with representatives of 22 giant enterprises," he continued. Petsas said that Greece has already recovered credibility, as demonstrated by the upward course of the Greek stock market and the rapid decline of interest rates, meaning a sharp reduction in borrowing costs. On investment, he said that nine strategic investments of 2 billion euros have been approved. Eight major projects totalling 1.4 billion euros, as well as plans to integrate 180 companies into the new 1.2 billion euro development law, have also been approved. Petsas noted that in the second half of 2019, payments of 150 million euros were approved for 145 projects. The performance in the first half was just 1/3 of that amount, that is under 50 million euros." Concerning the prime minister's programme, Petsas said that from Wednesday, January 15, Mitsotakis will begin a round of meetings in ministries. "The first meeting will be with the leadership of the tourism ministry, followed by the labour ministry on Friday, and the education ministry next Tuesday," he said. On Thursday, January 16, the prime minister will address the presentation of the Agios Dionysios, Piraeus urban regeneration programme. On Friday, January 17, he will speak at the National Development Conference on the new NSRF 2021-2027, in the presence of the Vice-President of the European Commission, Margaritis Schinas, and the new European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, Elisa Ferreira.  The prime minister will also be at the World Economic Forum in Davos as of Wednesday, January 22. RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations, Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism report Let's block ads! (Why?)