Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis continued a round of meetings with global economic actors during his second day at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Friday, concluding his activities there with a visit to Greek House Davos, where he spoke with those in charge, thanking and congratulating them on their work.
Mitsotakis made the following statements while visiting the staff at Greek House:
“The course of Greek House corresponds, I believe, with the image of the country here in Davos. It is the first time that we are back in Davos in January, the last time was in January 2020. Then we were still trying to persuade the international investment community that Greece had really turned the page. I can tell you with total certainty that three years later and after having completed a very extended round of meetings here in Davos, that the country’s image has changed completely. Greece has turned the page, it is an attractive investment destination and this is acknowledged, as is our country’s innovation in applied policies on several levels and the important role it now plays in Europe.”
Earlier, Mitsotakis met with Philipp Hildebrand, Vice Chairman of BlackRock, the largest capital manager in the world with a portofolio of about 3 trillion dollars. Greece is the economy “with the best performances in Europe” he said, according to government sources.
The same sources said that they discussed the resilience and the prospects of the Greek economy, the improvement of the investment climate, Greece’s emphasis on the green and digital transitions in the last three and a half years and finally the international challenges arising from the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Mitsotakis also met the former United States secretary of the treasury and President Emeritus at Harvard University, Lawrence Summers. They exchanged views over the repercussions of the international inflationary pressures , the policies that can ease these and the Greek economy’s potential in the environment being created after the pandemic.
There was also a discussion on the fact that Greece has achieved strong growth in recent years, recovering from the crisis, while it had now set a new course regarding the role of the market and the state in getting an economy back on its feet while also supporting society.