Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras paid an official visit to to Bucharest, Romania, on Friday, a full eleven years after former Greek PM Costas Karamanlis’ visit in 2008.
Tsipras stated that the eleven years since the last visit by a Greek PM to Romania “were difficult years for Europe and for Greece, which experienced an economic crisis from which it has now emerged and can today see the future with more strength and optimism.”
Με την Πρωθυπουργό της Ρουμανίας συμφωνήσαμε στην προώθηση της ακαδημαϊκής και ερευνητικής μας συνεργασίας για την περιβαλλοντική προστασία, την πολιτιστική κληρονομιά, την τουριστική ανάπτυξη, τη βιώσιμη ενέργεια και στην Ψηφιακή πολιτική. 🇬🇷🇷🇴
— Prime Minister GR (@PrimeministerGR) March 29, 2019
The Greek Prime Minister noted that Greece is back in the position where it started, regaining the important role that it has always played in the region.
“Romania and Greece are the most economically powerful countries in southeastern Europe, and our cooperation plays a key role for stability and development in the region,” Tsipras said. He then added that Greece has a substantial presence in Romania’s business world.
Greek entrepreneurship has created more than 20,000 jobs in recent years in Romania, accounting for at least €4.0 billion in investments in key sectors of the country’s economy such as telecommunications, infrastructure and banking.
Tsipras’ visit to Romania takes place three days before his upcoming historic visit to North Macedonia.
With information from A.M.N.A.