06 March, 2008
Deputy Development Minister Stavros Kalafatis, who is participating here in the International Conference on Renewable Sources, stressed on Wednesday that Greece places great emphasis on renewable energy sources.
"We are here for symbolic reasons and for substantive reasons, Symbolic, to send the message that Greece places great emphasis on renewable energy sources. It is also doing this with its policy and with its legislative and political work," Kalafatis said, who is heading the Greek delegation.
In parallel with the conference, a Greek pavilion is also operating with the participation of the finance ministry and the environment, town planning and public works ministry.
"With a 15-member delegation, Greece is also declaring its presence in the exhibition, it is providing the coordinates and constitutes a pole of attraction for many visitors who are scientists, as well as for businessmen who will be informed of the possibilities provided by our country for investments in the energy sector," the deputy minister said.
Kalafatis concluded by saying that "we are providing a dynamic presence and we slowly consolidating our position in the international energy community."