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Minister: Economic Diplomacy Promotes Greek Exports, Better Bilateral Relations

January 29, 2021

ATHENS — Economic diplomacy has become necessary and helps make Greek entrepreneurship known globally, Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister for Economic Diplomacy Kostas Fragogiannis said on Friday.

In an interview to Alpha 989FM, Fragogiannis said, "In Greece we now have a national extroversion plan, which contains 25 actions and 80 activities for 2021."

He spoke of the renewed focus on promoting Greek business that included structural changes in Enterprise Greece, an export-promotion agency overseen by the Foreign Ministry, as well as webinars and seminars focusing on exports or specific countries for exports in 2020. This is besides the diplomatic initiatives in the context of international organizations like the European Union, the OECD, the WTO and others, he explained.

An example of how economic diplomacy can help relations with other countries is Turkey. "We can see how economic and trade relations between Greece and Turkey can help us create a good climate that could also help in a greater significant political cooperation," he said.

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