Bill to Restructure Foreign Ministry Promotes Relations and Trade Abroad


(Photo by Eurokinissi/Yorgos Kontarinis)

ATHENS - A new plan restructuring services of the Foreign Affairs ministry to better promote Greek foreign policy abroad and coordinate extroversion in trade was presented by Minister Nikos Dendias at the Cabinet meeting on Thursday.

According to ministry officials, the new plan focuses on three priorities: international relations, economic relations, and overseas Greeks (including communications, and religious and cultural affairs). Actions include promoting Greek interests in international fora, boosting bilateral relations and expanding regional collaboration.

The plan also calls for collaboration with the academic community and think tanks, and calls for simplified ministry services both for Greeks residing locally and those overseas. Changes will also include a completely revamped and flexible system of certifiable translations, along the lines of other European practices.