“Greece is a country of enormous potential. Despite all of its own financial problems and the ones of Europe affecting it, Greece managed not only to avoid becoming insular but to become more extrovert than before” stressed out Mr. Stavros Labrinidis, Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs while meeting with Archbishop Demetrios of America yesterday evening.
At the same time, Mr. Labrinidis underlined the fact that “Greece is defending its national interests and thus playing a much more dynamic role in major events with an international dimension”.
After concluding his meeting in the premises of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in Manhattan, NY, Mr. Labrinidis referred to the cancellation of the visit of Greek PM Giorgos Papandreou to the USA, underling how important these days are for the implementation of the decisions made during the EU Summit of the 21st of July concerning structural financial improvements both for Greece and the Eurozone.
“We are being active in every field, both in Greece and in the UN, and that’s the way it should be” said Mr. Labrinidis.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs will be representing Mr. Papandreou at some of the latter’s scheduled meetings besides following his own contact schedule, which includes meeting with his counterparts and attending special sessions and meetings within the 66th United Nations General Assembly.