11 November, 2005
Finance Minister George Alogoskoufis visited New York on Thursday to publicize the government's privatization drive and moves to overhaul the economy. Alogoskoufis held talks with executives of global investment houses including Citigroup, Credit Suisse First Boston, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley.
Other events included talks with executives of Forbes business magazine, an interview to CBS Market Watch, and a luncheon hosted for the minister by the New York Stock Exchange.
On Friday, the minister will be the main speaker at a conference on business and investment opportunities in Greece coupled with growth in southeastern Europe.
Accompanying Alogoskoufis are officials including the ministry's privatization secretary, Loukas Papazoglou, and the head of its panel of economic experts, Ploutarchos Sakellaris.
In his meetings, the minister has outlined progress made by the Greek economy in fiscal adaptation while maintaining high growth rates.
He has also publicized Greece's activities with countries in southeastern Europe, and the country's role in boosting growth there.
Finally, Alogoskoufis is publicizing the government's outward-looking business policy
Source: Athens News Agency