Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce President Yiannos Grammatidis held talks on Monday with US Under Secretary for Economic, Energy, and Agricultural Affairs Robert D. Hormats.
The high-ranking US State Department official accompanied US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in her two-day visit to Athens on Sunday and Monday.
Talks centred on possible participation of US businesses in the Greek privatisation programme and investments in the sectors of renewable energy sources and tourism.
Grammatidis told reporters that the US side "still hopes for the activation of oversees Greeks regarding investments in Greece" and referred to a "declared decision by Washington to stand by the side of Greece in the present difficult period through continuous and combined interventions with the EU's political leaders and by offering know-how in reorganisation of the public administration and a reinforcing of our country's competitive-ness."