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25 October, 1999
The governor of California will begin a visit to Greece today, the first such official visit by a standing governor of the Golden Gate state.
Gray Davis is scheduled to meet with President Kostis Stephanopoulos, Foreign Minister George Papandreou and National Defense Minister Akis Tsohatzopoulos, as well as with prominent members of the Greek business community.
According to a US embassy press release, Mr. Davis is in Greece to build what he referred to as "bridges of trade and investment" between Greece and California, particularly in the area of new technologies.
"Basically, (California) is the home of the dot com economy. The purpose of my mission to Greece is to build partnership and form alliances for business in the 21st century," Mr. Davis said.
Source: Athens News Agency