03 October, 2005
Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas told the ANA that he is confident that Greece is on the right track as he wrapped up his United States tour on Sunday.
"We are leaving with greater strength and confidence that we are implementing the right development strategy through the plan we've formulated for our country and the broader region, as well as for our position in Europe and in the world," Sioufas said.
On Saturday, the minister met with executives of major corporations, members of the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York and Archbishop of America Dimitrios.
Dimitrios said that the meeting provided the opportunity for the two to exchange views regarding cooperation, economic development and education.
Sioufas acknowledged the important role the Archdiocese plays among the Greek community and beyond.
He said that he and Dimitrios discussed ways to expand the role of the Church and Orthodoxy in order to further reinforce the Greek community in the US.
On Saturday evening, Sioufas inaugurated the Greek company's Mastic Spa new store in New York's Soho district.
"We visited Washington, Chicago and New York in order to promote issues related to our country's development," he said.
"All the meetings we had with government officials in Washington and with members of the Greek community, as well as with business executives and scientists who are active in the US, have given us more strength to go on with our plans for the future, for the country's development, confident that Greek companies possess all the prerequisites needed to win over even more markets," he added.
Source: Athens News Agency