Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Economic Diplomacy and Openness, Kostas Fragogiannis, in an interview with the
Australian expatriate newspaper “Hellenic Herald”, underlined the great potential for strengthening cooperation with Australia
and the great interest of the Greek government.
“Strengthening and diversifying our commercial transactions is high on the agenda of the talks. The bilateral agreement under
negotiation to avoid double taxation is oriented in this direction, the successful conclusion of which will certainly give
new impetus to our bilateral economic relations,” he pointed out.
Fragogiannis wanted to send “from Greece, a message of optimism to the people of Australia as a whole and the Greeks
of Australia in particular”. In particular, he underlined:
“Greece’s success story, the country’s transformation over the last three and a half years, in the midst of successive global
crises, clearly proves that within every crisis lies at least one opportunity. I am satisfied and proud that we, as a government,
were able to identify and take advantage of this opportunity, for the benefit of our country, the Greeks living in Greece but also
Greeks everywhere, who are valuable ambassadors of the country. You too can now be and feel proud of modern Greece
and know that the Greek state wishes and seeks every possible strengthening of our ties.”
APE-MPE / General Consulate of Tampa