16 June, 2007
Information Secretary General Panos Livadas, addressing Congress on Friday in the presence of Congresmen and staffers from senators' and congressmens' offices, underlined the promotion of Greece to an important international business centre and to a gateway for economic infiltration of the wider Balkan region.
Livadas said that, utilising its infrastructures, know-how and human potential, as well as the improvement of its image as a country that is reliable and capable of carrying out great undertakings, that it acquired thanks to the successful hosting of ther Athens Olympic Games, Greece has obtained certain comparative advantages.
He further said that Greece's image as a reliable and international strategic partner was strengthened by the Greek European Union presidency in 2003, the country's constructive participation in the UN Security Council during the 2005-2006 period, while the dismantling of the "November 17" group by the Greek authorities in the summer of 2002, as well as the absolutely safe hosting of the Olympic Games confirmed that Greece is taking the issue of security into consideration with seriousness and is cooperating closely with other countries to safeguard it.
Source: Athens News Agency