US Ambassador Pyatt: Trump Administration Strongly Supports Greece

Geoffrey Pyatt (second from left) among business leaders in New York

The U.S. ambassador to Athens Geoffrey Pyatt has expressed the strong support of the Trump administration for Greece’s economic recovery at a speech to business leaders in New York.

In his greeting at dinner within the framework of the Greek Investment Roadshow 2018, Pyatt reiterated that the “U.S. sees Greece as a pillar of stability in the wider region”.

The roadshow includes around 450 scheduled meetings between representatives of the 23 largest Greek-listed companies and more than 100 fund managers, along with business meetings, presentations and upcoming visits to Washington (June 20-21) and Chicago (June 21-22).

It is organized by the Athens Stock Exchange and the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with Enterprise Greece.

Pyatt noted that “my presence here reflects the strong support of the Trump administration in the full economic recovery of Greece and the commitment to work as much as we can to see Greece emerge as a normal economy of the eurozone”.

“My mission here in New York this week is to make sure that the business and commercial relationship and investment goes hand in hand with what we are trying to achieve at the political level,” Pyatt added.

The ambassador also referred to the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) where the U.S. will be the guest of honor. This is an extremely promising moment for Greek-American relations, he said.

Meeting Archbishop Demetrios

The U.S. ambassador also met Archbishop Demetrios of America. According to an announcement by the Archdiocese of America, Archbishop Demetrios and the ambassador exchanged views on current issues relating to the Greek diaspora and the recent agreement between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on settling the naming dispute.