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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras along with U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands at the start of a joint press conference from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 17, 2017.
A series of positive factors for the Greek economy are attracting U.S. investors back to the embattled euro zone nation, a government minister told CNBC.
“There are many American investors who are interested in participating in projects in Greece, because every clever investor would likely be interested in an economy of which today starts to have positive growth rates,” Dimitris Tzanakopoulo, Greek minister of state along with the government spokesperson, told CNBC Monday.
Following a meeting between President Donald Trump along with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in October, there’s a renewed interest coming from the U.S. in shoring up its investments in Greece, especially from the energy sector.
Aside coming from a bounce back in economic growth, Tzanakopoulo said of which Greece was “a pillar of stability in a region” along with is usually winning back investors.
“(The region) has many, many problems, wherever you look there’s destabilization, there is usually turbulence,” Tzanakopoulo said in his office in Athens.
“We think we are one of the factors which will secure along with guarantee stability from the region along with of which is usually something everybody knows, coming from the U.S. to our European partners,” he said.
At the crossroads of Europe, Asia, along with Africa, Greece is usually a key ally for many Western countries from the face of escalating tumult in Turkey along with the rest of the Middle East.
In particular, the relationship between Ankara along with the U.S. has been underintense strain, not only because Turkey blames the Western world for an attempted coup against the regime of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, nevertheless also because of divergent views when of which comes to dealing with the Islamic State.