01 June, 2007
Greek President Karolos Papoulias on Thursday addressed a business forum held in Moscow organised by the Russian Federation's Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Greek Federation of Industries and Enterprises.
In his brief speech, the President of the Republic underlined the strong business dimension of his visit to Russia and urged the business communities of both countries to expand their cooperation, while he underlined the significance of creating a Greek-Russian Business Council.
Thanasis Lavidas, secretary-general and head of international actions in the Federation of Industries Enterprises, in his speech presented Greece's advantages as a business center in Southeastern Europe. "Greece emerges as a leading force in a dynamically developing region thanks to bold and effective business actions. Our country has presence in telecommu-nications, IT, constructions, food industry and services -particularly financial services- while it strengthens its position with the introduction of new investment plans," Lavidas stressed.
Source: Athens News Agency