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Secretary General for Int’l Economic Relations G. Tsipras visits Tirana

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

The Foreign Ministry’s Secretary General for International Economic Relations, Giorgos Tsipras, visited Tirana on 26 January 2016, for bilateral meetings with the Albanian Minister of Energy and Industry, Damjan Gjiknuri, and the Minister of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade and Entrepreneurship, Arben Ahmetaj.

With the Energy and Industry Minister he discussed the prospects for broader energy cooperation on a regional level, with special reference to progress in the construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP). At the meeting with the Economic Development Minister, there was affirmation of the will of the Albanian authorities to assist towards improving of the climate for Greek enterprises and resolving their problems, while mention was made of the positive prospects opening up for the Greek economy, which is expected to return to positive growth rates following seven years of crisis, bolstering the restoration of the trust of the international investment community.

Mr. G. Tsipras was also a keynote speaker at a Greek Embassy event for the presentation of the Greek-Albanian e-Business Guide for 2015-2016, which was edited by the Embassy’s Economic and Commercial Affairs office. The event was attended by a large number of representatives of the local Greek business community and was addressed by Albanian Deputy Prime Minister Niko Peleshi, who stressed the importance of Greek investments for the Albanian economy.