A Greek Foreign Affairs Ministry event held on Wednesday to promote and strengthen Greece’s ties with its partners in Latin America and the Caribbean was addressed by Deputy Foreign Minister Kostas Fragogiannis representing Minister Nikos Dendias.
Dendias was forced to forego the event for precautionary reasons after contact with a confirmed Covid case, although he is fully vaccinated.
The “Latin America-Caribbean Day” participants included ambassadors of Latin American and Caribbean countries represented in Greece (GRULAC), and a prerecorded message was expected to be delivered by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
Fragogiannis said the first-ever event would rekindle ongoing political talks over collaboration with the region’s countries, and he named as sectors of interest tourism, energy, infrastructure, digital economy and collaboration of research institutions and universities.
The event was addressed by Ambassador of Mexico Daniel Hernández Joseph (representing GRULAC), Greek Europarliament Member Nikos Androulakis (as vice chair of the Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly), PM Mitsotakis’ special advisor on Latin America Iasonas Pipinis, Greece-Latin American Business Council President Konstantinos Antonopoulos, and University of Athens’ chairman of the Spanish Language and Literature Department Dimitris Drossos.