With the purpose of exploring business and collaboration opportunities in Greece, some 40 commercial attaches from foreign embassies in Greece from Europe, Asia and the Middle East are currently in Rethymno, on the island of Crete, in the context of the Invest in Greece agency's "Synergassia" (Cooperation) initiative.
Invest in Greece is a state agency that aims to promote the Greek regions as investment and business locations, and in this context has organised a five-day business mission to the Region of Crete that winds up on Sunday.
The mission, comprising foreign economic and commercial missions and other foreign interests in Greece, is supported by the Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO), the Hellenic Foreign Trade Board and the Export Credit Insurance Organisation.
The program concerns cooperation with the Region of Crete so as to brief commercial attaches and other participants on opportunities in the area and enable them to meet with the business community in Crete, so as to convey the information and their experiences to businesspersons in their own countries.
Commercial transactions and collaborations is the focus of the local cooperatives and businesses, and in that context the participants in the mission visited the Creta Farm and the Association of Farm Cooperatives of Rethymno facilities, where they were briefed on the production methods of and tasted the local products and also discussed the course of the businesses and cooperatives of Rethymno, which is home to 19 exporting businesses.
Wiktor Anselm, Counselor at the Polish Embassy in Athens, said the visit is the outcome of the interest that exists for cooperation and investments, adding that the cooperation initiative is of historic importance and of particular interest to the diplomatic community. "We are impressed by the high level of development and the exceptionally high technological models of the facilities that we have visited," he said.