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Sakellaropoulou: Three Seas Initiative to Contribute to the Economic Growth in the Region

ΑΤΗΕΝS — President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou on Friday addressed the 6th Summit of the Three Seas Initiative taking place in Sofia, in which Greece is participating for the first time with the status of guest country, stressing that Greece considers the Initiative very important for enhancing cooperation in energy, transport and digital connectivity.

Upon her arrival at the summit, Sakellaropoulou said that this initiative will significantly contribute to economic growth in the region and help consolidate good neighbourly relations, based on respect for international and European law.

She also pointed out that a stronger relationship with Greece via the Initiative will be beneficial for all parties that want to promote their common interests, as well as the interests of the EU.

Referring to the bilateral meetings she had on the sidelines of the Summit with the President of Bulgaria, Rumen Radev, the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, as well as the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, she noted that they discussed issues of mutual interest.

In her speech at the Summit, Sakellaropoulou stressed the special importance of this ambitious Initiative, which aims to bridge the developmental gap between the countries of the European Union by upgrading vital cross-border infrastructure. She also stressed that the geographical location of Greece highlights its potential to play an important interregional role in South-Eastern Europe. The next meeting of the Three Seas Initiative is to take place in 2022 in Latvia.

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