Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday said he was content with the results of his visit to the US.
“The trip went extremely well, the main goals were achieved,” Tsipras said in a statement to Greek journalists at Blair House.
He explained that the main targets were achieved, both in terms of institutional contacts, namely with US President Donald Trump and US Vice President Mike Pence, as well as in his contacts with entrepreneurs, investors, and Greeks living abroad.
As he said, everyone acknowledged that “Greece is making a comeback.”
“Greece is at a turning point and this is not only reflected in the performance of the economy but also in the investment climate,” he stated.
Tsipras noted that he was impressed by the fact that his contacts with entrepreneurs did not focus on the prior actions and when Greece would implement them, as in the past, but on the chronic problems that had plagued the Greek economy even before the memoranda, such as dealing with bureaucracy, accelerating judicial decisions and a better functioning of state mechanisms. Something that, as he pointed out, shows that “it is now assumed that reforms have been implemented to a large extent and the country is coming out of the support programmes.”
At the institutional meetings, Tsipras said that Greece had the greatest possible support and stressed the importance of President Trump’s statements on the need to support the exit from the crisis, Greece’s comeback, the very important reforms it has made, as well as his call to investors to trust the Greek economy.