21 September, 2005
Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas on Tuesday met with a six-member delegation of U.S. senators from California, as well as three representatives of the private sector.
During the meeting, Sioufas outlined the government's new economic and developmental policy and the favorable investment climate being created in Greece.
He also analyzed the government's policy for energy and briefed the delegation on the activities of the development ministry.
The senators expressed interest in the steady progress made by Greece since the Olympic Games, particularly in energy policy and the new investment environment.
The six senators included Sheila A. Kuehl, Chair of the Standing Committee for Natural Resources and Water, Senate Republic leader Dick Ackerman, Elaine Alquist, Chair of the Committee on Public Safety, Christine Kehoe, Chair of the Standing Committee for Local Government, Bob Margett and Ezilda Samoville, head of the Senater Office of International Relations and board chairman of the California International Relations Foundation.
Also at the meeting were George Steffes, director of public relations at Foley & Lardener LLP, Cesar Vargas of Altria Corporate Affairs and Vera Janushkowsky of Corporate Affairs Inc. All three are also on the board of California's International Relations Foundation.
Source: Athens News Agency