Mitsotakis: Economic and investment the sign of his contacts in Japan


Greece is “one step” before the recovery of the investment grade, the prime minister stressed

Strengthening Greece-Japan relations, particularly in the fields of economy, investment and energy, is at the heart of the prime minister’s three-day official visit to the Far Eastern country.

Greece is “one step” before the recovery of investment gradeemphasized Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Travel to attract investment

The economic and investment horizon that opens up for the prime minister’s contacts in Tokyo. Kyriakos Mitsotakis, accompanied by Mr. Pierrakakis and Mr. Fragogiannis, brings to the fore, together with the head of his financial office, Alexis Patelis, the investment opportunities that are opening up in Greece, through two detailed presentations on the Greek economy:

The first presentation on the prospects of the Greek economy was made earlier today to the Japanese Business Federation.

According to information from ERT, the whole presentation went very well, with the prime minister recommending, among other things:

The key points of the Prime Minister’s presentation

  • The new Greece that has left behind the years of crisis and is on the path of development.
  • Initiatives at the European level.
  • The positive performance of the Greek economy.
  • The improvement of the investment environment.
  • Government reforms.
  • The policy of reducing taxes while maintaining fiscal balance.
  • The digital transformation of Greece.

Mr. Mitsotakis described the Russian invasion of Ukraine as a “wake-up call” for everyone and highlighted the need for a gradual weaning off of Russian natural gas…

In this context, he particularly focused on the role that Greece can play as an energy transfer hub to the Balkans and the whole of Europe.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his wife Mareva Grabovski-Mitsotakis had a meeting with Crown Prince Akishino of Japan and Princess Akishino.

During the meeting, the challenge of climate change and the green transition were discussed. The Prime Minister had the opportunity to inform about Greece’s initiatives and in particular the GReco islands initiative which aims to transform the country’s small non-interconnected islands into models of green economy, energy autonomy and digital innovations.

Earlier, Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with the president of the House of Representatives.

Meeting of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis with the Speaker of the House of Representatives Hiroyuki Hosoda at the official residence of the Speaker of the House in Tokyo. Monday, January 30, 2023. (DIMITRIS PAPAMITSOS / G.T. PRIME MINISTER)

The Prime Minister referred to positive performance recorded by the Greek economy and the opportunities that exist for Japanese companieswhile developments in Ukraine, international and regional developments, as well as Japan’s cooperation with Euro-Atlantic institutions were discussed.

The Prime Minister stressed that revisionism and changing borders by force cannot be tolerated. Referring to the Turkish challenges, he reiterated Greece’s firm position that good neighborly relations and International Law are the basis for resolving disputes between states.

The Prime Minister conveyed to Mr. Hosoda an invitation from the Speaker of the Parliament, Konstantinos Tassoulas, to visit Greece.

According to information, in the afternoon Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his Japanese counterpart will sign a Joint Declaration of Strategic Cooperation between Greece and Japan. The agreement is particularly important. It reactivates bilateral relations at the highest level and opens a new page as it upgrades them to a strategic nature.

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