Australia’s interest in Greek investment is growing all the time, stated Australia’s Ambassador to Greece Kate Logan at a meeting on Thursday with Deputy Prime Minister and Economy Minister Yiannis Dragasakis.
Of particular interest to potential investors are the sectors of tourism, logistics and real estate, she added.
Dragasakis noted that the Greek government is currently implementing a strong reform program, as set forth in the Comprehensive Strategic Growth program. The program aims to boost growth, simplify and improve the business environment, modernize public administration and limit bureaucracy, as well as accelerate the judicial process.
Thank you for a productive exchange, Deputy PM, about new investment opportunities in Greece, conducive business environments and the benefits of free trade 🇬🇷 🇦🇺 https://t.co/6R4VYqvBTJ
— Kate Logan (@AusAmbAthens) November 22, 2018
The Minister underlined that making Greece attractive to investors is a priority, particularly for long-term investments. This type of venture capital creates new jobs that will contribute to the reform of the economy as a whole, with emphasis on extroversion and innovation.
Meeting with @AusAmbAthens | 🇬🇷 & 🇦🇺 good friends with historical ties – Greece is on a growth path & the timing is great to boost economic relations | Strengthening bilateral trade & attract Australian investments key priorities ➡️ https://t.co/Uaqf5foMwg
— Γιάννης Δραγασάκης (@YDragasakis) November 22, 2018
Both agreed that the successful result of the ongoing free trade agreement negotiations between the EU and Australia will contribute to the lifting of existing trade barriers. Trade relations overall between Greece and Australia should also improve, especially regarding Greek exports and the penetration of Greek products into the Australian marketplace.
With information from A.M.N.A.