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Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Terens Quick on visit to Kenya and Ethiopia (05-07 March 2019)

Tuesday, 05 March 2019

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Terens Quick, is visiting Kenya and Ethiopia today heading a business mission, in the context of the policy to boost the outward-looking character of the Greek economy and Greek businesses.

In Nairobi and Adis Abeba, he will also meet political representatives and members of the expatriate communities. Finally, in Adis Abeba, he will meet the Vice-President of the African Union and the Head of the European Investment Bank there, Eleni Kyrou.
Before departing, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs stated:

"This promises to be a week of intense activity for the extroversion of our national economy. It will benefit our enterprises, which are constantly gaining the appreciation of the global market thanks to their consistency, quality, competitive prices and innovative products.

Yesterday and today,  Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos has been co-chairing, together with China, the 13th meeting of the Joint Interministerial Committee held in Beijing.

On the meeting's agenda is the acceleration of the liberalisation processes of the Chinese market for Greek agricultural products as well as maritime and scientific cooperation between the two countries.

The Greek delegation includes the Secretary General for Ports, Port Policy and Maritime Investments,  Mr Christos Lambridis, as well as officials of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Today and tomorrow, Greece and Egypt are turning over a new and important page in the strengthening of their business relationship. Indeed, a major Greek business mission is expected to visit Cairo and the Economic Zone of the Suez Canal, headed by the Deputy Minister of Economy and Development, Mr Efstratios Giannakidis, and the Secretary General for International Economic Relations and Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Brachos.

Finally, after a successful trip to Vietnam, this past December, this three-day weekend, Greek businesses from the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) and the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), along with representatives of Enterprise Greece, will carry out their third business mission within fifteen months in Kenya and Ethiopia, which are the rapidly developing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Their next mission will be in Tunisia, next April, because the Mediterranean countries of Africa present great business potential."