Greek Infrastructures, Transport and Networks Minister Yiannis R agoussis was expected to arrive in New York on Friday night, heading for Washington, where he will be participating in the high-level meeting on "Open Governance" that is being held at the initiative of the Foreign ministers of the United States and Brazil Hillary Clinton and Antonio Patriota, respectively, at the State Department on this coming Tuesday.
The meeting is aimed at securing specific commitments by governments, as is mentioned in the relative announcement, to promote transparency, the strengthening of citizens, the combatting of corruption, as well as the utilisation of new technologies for backing governance.
Ragoussis will also have the opportunity of meeting ministers and heads of delegations participating in this international meeting and in which more than 50 countries and 40 organisations will be participating.
During his brief stay in New York, Ragoussis will be meeting on Saturday with representatives of the Greek American media, at Greece's press and communication office.