Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that Greece has “turned the page” after eight years of austerity and economic depression during his speech at the annual Concordia Summit in New York.
Speaking in front of an audience of entrepreneurs, industrialists, politicians, opinion-makers and NGO leaders, Tsipras stressed that “the bad days are over, although challenges remain in this ever-changing world.
“A bright future lies ahead for my country,” Tsipras said.
Replying to an introduction by Valia, a Greek student, who explained how during the years of crisis many young Greeks left the country, the Greek premier vowed to reverse the so-called brain drain.
“I am happy to say to Valia that things are changing. Valia and her generation are no longer doomed.”
Tsipras added that the refugee crisis is not a problem for only one or two countries that share the burden but it is a common problem for all Europe.
“We addressed this problem with humanism,” he claimed.
Referring to the Prespa agreement between Greece and FYROM he said that it will help make the Balkans “a region of peace and stability.”
“The dispute with FYROM is coming to an end with respect to our history and the Greek people,” he added.
Tsipras also emphasized the “strategic partnership” with the U.S.A and called for American entrepreneurs to support the Greek economy with “new new profitable investments.”