Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke to Greek American businessmen and asked them to invest in Greece during an event organized by the Hellenic Initiative.
About 700 prominent members of the Greek American community along with Archbishop Demetrios of America and European Commissioner on Immigration Dimitris Avramopoulos attended the event that was held at the World Trade Center and hosted by Gianna Aggelopoulos.
During his 10-minute speech, the Greek prime minister asked for the help of the Diaspora: “I have come here to ask you to invest in Greece. It doesn’t matter if you are left-wing or right-wing, we are all Greeks and we must do what is best for our country,” he said.
“It is time to invest. Greece needs investments now more than ever. Since you love Greece, you must support the country, especially at this moment. By investing in Greece you are becoming partners in development and prosperity,” he noted.
“Greece has a government with strategic vision,” Tsipras continued. “We must create an environment that is friendly to investment. We need to get in the path of sustainable growth.”
Tsipras concluded his speech by saying that he is optimistic that the Greek American investors will come forward at this “historical moment” for change in Greece.
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