Pyatt stresses US intention to do everything in its power to support Greece’s economic growth

3 September 2019
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US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt stressed the US government’s intention to do everything in its power to support Greece’s economic growth, during a press conference on Tuesday.

In this context, he said that he is more optimistic than ever about the opportunities presented to American investors and the partnership with Greece as it progresses. He underlined that on the government side, “things could not be better in terms of the supportive message we will send”.

The US ambassador to Greece noted that the markets had shown that the Greek prime minister and his government were well received and underlined the US shares the Greek prime minister’s goal to proceed not only with mutual fund investors, “but to have real business activity”.

As he said, there have never been better opportunities than those today.

He pointed out that the 2018 TIF, where the U.S. was the honoured country, has “helped us set a new pace in our bilateral relations, strengthening our bilateral cooperation.”

In particular, he noted that the progress made by last year’s TIF and its enormous success “inspired us to continue investing in this partnership, to build up Greek-American cooperation to a high level of success, and to upgrade our bilateral relations to a new level, expanding and deepening our ties.”

In addition, he expressed the US government’s willingness to build on the positive momentum that exists since last year’s TIF at all levels of bilateral relations, from energy, commerce, security, defence, education and culture, for the next strategic dialogue to be held in Athens in October.

He said, for example, that the United States continues to support Greece’s efforts to become a regional hub for energy security in the region, and added that he looks forward to participating in the next energy forum in Thessaloniki on Friday.

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