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Strengthening alliances, investments and the Greek Diaspora on the agenda of Kyriakos Mitsotakis in New York

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Emphasis on the strengthening of Greece internationally through the strengthening of its wide network of alliances at regional and international level, highlighting the positive perspective that opens up for the Greek economy with the immediate goal of becoming a pole of attraction for significant investments, but also strengthening relations with the private sector. The Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, is expected to give an active Greek community during his trip to New York in the framework of the 76th General Assembly of the United Nations.

Although the new outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic worldwide, due to the prevalence of the D mutation, significantly reduces the meetings, but also the number of members of the delegations, the agenda of the meetings of the Greek Prime Minister is rich. Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s goal, as explained by competent government sources, is to strengthen the dynamism and extroversion that the country exudes, while emphasizing its leading role in the wider region, but also in Europe. To show, as the same people emphasize, that Greece is firmly at the forefront of meeting modern challenges, taking initiatives for the new “bets” of the time, such as climate change and environmental protection.

The issue of the joint fight against the climate crisis is going to have a prominent place in the speech of the Greek Prime Minister in the context of the 76th UN General Assembly, early Friday afternoon, New York time. Kyriakos Mitsotakis is expected to recall the important initiatives, but also the measurable goals, which have already been adopted by the Greek government to address the climate crisis, noting that decisive action is urgent, otherwise, as stressed at the recent Summit. of the countries of the South of the European Union (EUMED9) the consequences will be tragic for everyone.

The Greek Prime Minister is also expected to make a special reference to security issues in the Southeastern Mediterranean, making it clear in all directions that security and stability in the wider region go through good neighborly relations, based on respect for international law, but also of the Convention on the Law of the Sea. In this context, it is expected to once again call on Turkey to abandon delinquency and provocations against Greece and Cyprus. Besides, Cypriot and Greek-Turkish is expected to be the main “menu” of Mr. Mitsotakis’ meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres tomorrow, Thursday.

In fact, in the context of strengthening the regional role of the country, the participation of the Greek Prime Minister in a dinner, given by the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, to leaders of European and African countries tonight in New York. Mr. Mitsotakis has also scheduled a meeting with the President of the Presidential Council of Libya, Mohamed Menfi. Tomorrow morning, moreover, the Greek Prime Minister will have a meeting with the leaders of American-Jewish organizations.

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Mr. Mitsotakis is expected to give special weight to his contacts with the strong Greek Diaspora, which, as government sources note, see Greece changing and becoming fashionable on the other side of the Atlantic. In fact, the Greek Prime Minister is expected to have important contacts with members and representatives of the Greek Diaspora at a dinner, which will be attended tomorrow night in the American metropolis. On Friday morning, Mr. Mitsotakis will meet with the Archbishop of America, Elpidoforos.

Besides, the Greek Prime Minister is expected to explore the prospect of increasing foreign investments in our country during his contacts with important investors in New York. One such will be tomorrow Thursday with the president of Microsoft, Brad Smith, with whom Mr. Mitsotakis maintains an excellent personal relationship. The government also points to the large investment of Microsoft in Athens, but also the sponsorship of the American “colossus” for a digital tour of ancient Olympia, while reminding that the Prime Minister had met and met with Mr. Smith at his Economic Forum. Davos in January 2020.

On Friday morning, Kyriakos Mitsotakis is expected to visit Ground Zero on the occasion of the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers, on September 11, 2001.


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