15 September, 2005
Finance and Economy Minister George Alogoskoufis, in an address at a dinner of the 1st international business forum of the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair (TIF) on Wednesday, conveyed to about 400 Greek and foreign delegates the Greek government's commitment to support bilateral economic ties, as well as bonds between countries in its geographical region with the European Union "with all its strength."
The minister said that Greece has the ability to "assist the development of all countries in the eastern Mediterranean decisively and it has the ambition of becoming the gateway for the businesses welcoming", which desire to be active in the region.
Alogoskoufis also outlined the five main elements of the government's economic policy, which are mild fiscal adjustment, tax reform, a new investments law, partnerships between the public and private sectors and a new generation of privatizations and expressed his conviction that the government's policy is already producing results.
Source: Athens News Agency