Greek President Karolos Papoulias, addressing participants in the Greek-Israeli Business Forum in Tel Aviv on Tuesday, expressed his conviction that despite the economic crisis in Greece real possibilities exist and opportunities for attracting investing interest.
President Papoulias referred specifically to the sectors of renewable energy sources, infrastructure projects, agriculture and research and technology, while noting the leading position held by tourism, the "heavy industry", as he said characteristically, of Greece and expressed satisfaction over the fact that about 400,000 Israelis will visit Greece this summer for a holiday.
Referring to the two countries' cooperation prospects, President Papoulias underlined the progress achieved by Israel in research and innovation and hailed the participation in the Forum of Greek businesses that are not only active in the traditional sectors, as well as companies from the sectors of informatics, automation and advisory services, seeking cooperation opportunities.
Concluding his official visit to the region, President Papoulias said he is convinced that the talks he had with the state and political leadership of Israel "confirmed the substantive progress that has been  achieved in bilateral relations and highlighted the will of Greece and Israel to proceed effectively and with coordinated efforts to further cooperation, in all the sectors of mutual interest for the benefit of the two peoples."