Alternate Econ Minister Charitsis meets Norwegian ambassador, business delegation

Alternate Economy and Development Minister Alexis Charitsis on Tuesday outlined the Greek government’s plans for boosting development via a reorganisation of production during a working lunch with Norway’s ambassador in Athens Jorn Gjelstad and representatives of Norwegian businesses from Norway’s shipping, transport and industrial sectors. He also referred to the Greek economy’s prospects and the improvements in its business and investment climate following the agreement reached at the June 15 Eurogroup.

Charitsis said the Eurogroup agreement opens the way for the Greek economy to release all its accumulated growth potential. “The agreement opens a new chapter for the Greek economy, ensures the sustainability of the debt and the country’s access to the markets. It also provides for a series of growth initiatives – such as setting up a National Development Bank – that will provide a strong boost to the Greek government’s efforts for growth,” he said.

The minister additionally highlighted the importance of bilateral cooperation between states to promote mutually beneficial developmental goals and urged Norwegian businesses to invest in Greece.
Also attending the meeting was the ministry’s General Secretary for Public Investment Panagiotis Korkolis.