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Deputy FM Mardas presents economic diplomacy activities to members of the Union of Commercial & Economic Attachés of Embassies in Greece (Foreign Ministry, 16 May 2016)
On Monday, 16 May 2016, at the Foreign Ministry, Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Mardas presented the planned economic diplomacy actions for the current year to members of the Union of Commercial & Economic Attachés of Embassies in Greece.
More specifically, the meeting, which was very successful, was attended by Commercial and Economic Diplomats from 31 Embassies (Italy, France, Holland, Spain, Poland, Sweden, Portugal, the U.S.A., Canada, Switzerland, Israel, Jordan, South Africa, Australia, and others). Mr. Mardas presented to those in attendance the economic diplomacy actions for 2016, providing a concise and targeted briefing on the Foreign Ministry’s policy for promoting exports and attracting investments.
Data was presented on: the structure of Greek exports, the planned business missions to and Joint Interministerial Committee meetings with foreign countries, the three planned Conferences aimed at the countries of the Balkans, the Black Sea region and the Southeastern Mediterranean, promotional actions through the “Window to Greece” programme, presentations on foreign markets to representatives of Greek enterprises, through their sectoral agencies/organizations, by personnel from the Economic & Commercial Affairs branch, as well as Mr. Mardas’ meetings with numerous foreign investors, who to date number over 100, in the U.S., Germany, Turkey, Belgium, and the United Kingdom.
It is underscored that a meeting of this kind was last held four years ago, while it was the first such meeting at which the competent Deputy Minister for International Economic Relations made the presentation.